Lena took us on a guided tour of Khabarovsk which was excellent. We got to see the boulevards, markets and some things that we would otherwise have missed. The churches and Lenin square were spectacular, as were some of the statues. We tried some Kvass, a Russian drink made with bread. I really like it but I think Ken wasn’t too keen!

It was very hot but everyone seemed to be out and about, doing their business as usual. One thing that’s different here is the effort everyone puts into their appearance. Every shirt is freshly laundered and ironed, every dress clean and fresh. I don’t think I’ve seen a scruffy person yet, even down the shops. It’s not like Walsall at all!!

The church here is the third largest in Khabarovsk. The second largest you could see to the west up an a hill, and we saw the largest when we arrived. So much has happened since I’m struggling to keep up! It’s been a great experience meeting lots of friendly people, absolutely brilliant.

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

2 responses »

  1. That’s what surprised me in Australia. Nobody cares about appearance, looks like most of people here don’t know about ironing and laundering at all.

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