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Nevilles Travails - Russia


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!

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    D.M. over 8 years ago

    You are a kind soul (and brave).

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    Olga Klezovitch over 8 years ago

    I hope that you have tried "Stolichnaya" 40% as well?

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    Neville Hunt over 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! :)

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