I shared a compartment on the ‘Repin’ train from Helsinki with an elderly couple. They were worried as they had no Roubles.
The first Russian city reached is Vyborg, where there’s a 20 minute wait. Feeling brave, I told the man.
“Come with me and we’ll change our money”.
Nervously leaving the train, he followed me down to the station hall where we furtively exchanged Euros with a guy lurking there. The old fella wanted to rush back, but I wanted beer! I bought a six pack of Nevskoye (8%), liked the name, drank alone, arrived St Petersburg absolutely legless!
D.M. almost 8 years ago
You are a kind soul (and brave).
Olga Klezovitch almost 8 years ago
I hope that you have tried "Stolichnaya" 40% as well?
Neville Hunt almost 8 years ago
Stoli? Definitely, and a local one called, unsurprisingly, Saint Petersburg (I still have a bottle in the cellar. Thanks Olga for the comment and for reading my drabbles. I'm waiting for your next one! :)