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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Elephant pants to Fur Coats

There couldn't be more of a contrast between my last trip to SE Asia and the one I am about to take Russia.

In Thailand we slept on the floor in a large dorm type room with 7 wonderful women, a long way from the outside bathroom,  with no AC,  only cold water and the temperature around 35 (95) degrees, with mulitple roosters that would start crowing at around midnight and go all night.   An amazing experience becuase we were living in a Thai village with our own elephant, so 'normal Western comforts'  were something we could do without - albeit with a few complaints here and there as we struggled to get our aching backs upright in the morning.     

This time I am staying at the Four Season Hotel in St. Peterburg - a 19th century Russian Royal palace, taking the high speed Train in stark contrast to the overnight train to Bangkok (another story all together),  to the Four Seasons Hotel in the heart of Moscow - close to Red Square and the Kremlin.   It will be very cold,  I will have a beautiful room, a comfry bed with an ensuite bathroom all to myself.   What a contrast!

I'm leaving all my many pairs of elephant pants behind that I bought in the markets of Bangkok and switiching to 'business casual' plus a little black dress to attend the Russian Ballet.   

This trip is to discover more about Russia and what it has to offer the foreign tourist. 

I'm so excited. 

The Little Travel Consultant

Pics from the S.E.Asia trip

(yes,  of course that's fake fur!!)  

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