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Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby Akjosch » 2011-08-02 08:54:54+00:00

Hiho.

Since this year I won't get any real vacation, it seems, I started planning out a bit for next year. Any ideas and input for what to do on the way are appreciated.

Start and end are at Frankfurt am Main airport. The rough idea looks like this:

Frankfurt, Germany (Thursday 2012-06-21)-> Lübeck, Germany (either Thursday 2012-06-21 evening or Friday 2012-06-22 morning), by train, [half a day].

I have a brother living in Lübeck, so the evening and night are basically already pre-planned.

Lübeck, Germany (Friday 2012-06-22 evening) -> St. Petersburg, Russia (Monday 2012-06-25 morning), by ferry, [3 days].

I'm planning for at least 24 hours of free time split between St. Petersburg and Moscow, since both cities have a lot of things to see (and potentially, people to meet), and I never was there so far.

Moscow, Russia (Wednesday 2012-06-27 evening) -> Vladivostok, Russia (Tuesday 2012-07-03 evening), by train, [7 days].

Vladivostok, Russia (Wednesday 2012-07-04 afternoon) -> Sakaiminato, Japan (Friday 2012-07-06 morning), by ferry, [3 days]

The ferry is only going once per week, so this is the part where I'm stuck in Russia if I miss it (well, not really, I can always take a train back or a plane :)). Shouldn't be a problem though. I hope. :D

Sakaiminato, Japan (Friday 2012-07-06 noon) -> Tokyo, Japan (Friday 2012-07-06 evening), by train [half a day]

The idea is to spend the whole Saturday in Tokyo, then flight back to Germany on Sunday. There are direct flights by Lufthansa from the Narita airport back to Frankfurt am Main on Sunday mornings, for example.

Two and a half weeks of travelling, across all of Asia and most of Europe. What do you think? :)
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Re: Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby lihman » 2011-08-02 12:14:53+00:00

Looks like a nice trip ;)
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Re: Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby Celestial » 2011-08-02 14:45:18+00:00

sounds really great. Wish I could meet you in Japan. Sure like to see and make some training in some of the Dojo's in Tokyo.

Moscow to Vladivostok seems like a crazy trainride i would envy you. Don't forget nuclear armor suit :)
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Re: Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby Cheda » 2011-08-02 19:33:40+00:00

AWSOME can i join you Akjosch together to other side of the world ? :D
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Re: Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby socketka » 2011-08-03 12:12:01+00:00

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Re: Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby Melvis » 2011-08-15 01:18:45+00:00

Oh, great, I hope, I'll be able to meet you in Moscow :D
But, you know, travelling Moscow -> Vladivostok by train... It is hard, realy hard.
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Re: Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby Cheda » 2011-08-15 11:38:19+00:00

He should drink a Vodka with Melvis IMHO.
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Re: Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby Akjosch » 2011-08-15 13:14:41+00:00

Melvis wrote:Oh, great, I hope, I'll be able to meet you in Moscow :D


I hope so too. :) Any suggestions on what to do there (or in St. Petersburg) in the summer?

Melvis wrote:But, you know, travelling Moscow -> Vladivostok by train... It is hard, realy hard.


I'm used to trains, and the "express" train ("Rossiya", train number 2) looks comfortable enough. :)
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Re: Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby Melvis » 2011-08-17 09:56:14+00:00

Any suggestions on what to do there (or in St. Petersburg) in the summer?

Hm, need to think... Fortunatly I have some time :)

I'm used to trains, and the "express" train ("Rossiya", train number 2) looks comfortable enough.

Yes, but 7 days in a train...
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Re: Planning out a small vacation for summer 2012

Postby NorthernPrimcess » 2011-08-21 11:58:46+00:00

Akjosch wrote:and the "express" train ("Rossiya", train number 2) looks comfortable enough. :)

Yep, trains with most high price are very good and comfortable, so it will not be a problem. But traveling 7 days within a cheapest train is total hell, at least in Russia,dunno how about Europe.
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