THE ROAD TO RUSSIA Left Tallin for St. Petersburg at 11:00pm. We got to the station early (about 45 mins before the train goes). The train is there but locked up. Eventually the train is opened up and we find our compartment. It is a 4 berth that we have to ourselves. Get ready for bed and are just settling down when the carriage attendant turns up with forms for us to fill in. Then get back down to bed. At about 2:45, the border crossing pantomime begins. First...
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We left Riga today on the bus. It's not raining but is threatening to do so! The route went through endless pine forests with occasional glimpses of the Baltic. The beaches looked good but by then it is now raining , a bit forlorn. We arrive in Tallinn - it's still raining and we have to queue for a taxi - not very pleasant. The hotel is in the old town and is quite quaint. We are in a room at the back of the hotel - we need a map just to find our way back to rec...