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ThatFanficGuy  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 30, 2018

    I'm trying to figure out vacation plans for the year and am a bit stumped.

Come to Russia. If I still have a place in Tomsk by then, I'll show you around.

You can also check out Saint Peterburg (big, beautiful old city with remarkable architecture), Sochi (warm, sunny Russian-esque places with access to sea and lots of interesting little quirks) or Novosibirsk (the only million-people city in Western Siberia, very urban, has metro unlike most cities around it).

Those are the ones I've been to and seen (SPb only briefly, but the reputation has been there for ages - literally!). Lake Baikal, Crimea, Vladivostok, Sakhalin, Kamchatka, Altai... and lots of land in between.




steve  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Come to Russia. If I still have a place in Tomsk by then, I'll show you around.

You got me driving the streets of Russia on google maps again...

Foveaux  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah thank fuck I'm not the only person who does that. I love Maps.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I drive around NYC sometimes, as a matter of daydreaming. It's the city I want to visit in the US.

Gotta try different ones. LA and San Fran should be a good start. I keep anxiously expecting to be disappointed in what isn't NYC...

Foveaux  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My brother is going to NYC for a wedding this year, I'll get his input as a small-town non-American for you.

But I've also driven around it, absolutely amazing stuff. London is intense too, so cramped.. then you've got my town and it's all.. like there's space between houses on the hill up there!

https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-45.9116069,170.4904368,3a,75y,232.78h,88.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1suwHiqLUOWNKuGbyhr11YYw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

ThatFanficGuy  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

that is spacey

steve  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

dude... drive around Tomsk for a while. It's FASCINATING

ThatFanficGuy  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And yet no one wants to come visit. :(

Foveaux  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey I'm 'driving' down Lenin Ave right now and I recognized the lady in red pants from the last time I did this..

ThatFanficGuy  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

say what

Give screenshot?

Foveaux  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@56.4746962,84.9502834,3a,60.2y,164.43h,81.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1saUB0YvF05nWIHya16LI82A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Here! When we last discussed your town I went for a Maps Drive to check it out.

WanderingEng  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I appreciate the offer! I'm probably going to stay a little closer to home. I have cats and don't like to leave them for more than a week. I have someone come check on them, but I still feel bad.

So I'm kind of thinking a few shorter trips would be nice. I have other commitments that get in the way.

steve  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I have other commitments that get in the way.

I read that and seriously thought it said "I have other communists that get in the way."