I'm a bored 21 year old Computer Science student/geek utterly sick of his 21 inch monitor and wanting to see a world without pixels! I'm seeking a travel partner for the above expedition as I've been, yep you guessed it, let down (luckily with 6 months to go). I know this is a bike site but it still seemed like the most appropriate place to post
The plan is to go through Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, then up through Scandinavia through Copenhagen, Oslo and Tromso (as well as numerous other places... this list is going to be long enough!), all the way to Nordkapp. From here it's east to cross the border into Russia over to Murmansk, then south through St Petersburg, Novgorod and Moscow... Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Baikal (a definate highlight of an already stupidly amazing trip
), Khabavorsk and then Vladovostok... And then er, back again, this time taking a more southerly route from Ufa, bypassing Moscow, crossing the border back into Estonia/Latvia, and back through Europe. The plan was to leave mid-way through June, returning to my parent's house in Brittany by mid-late September, and then onward from there back to the UK.
I've been planning this trip for close to 3 years now, as it's always been a dream of mine to see Russia especially, although Scandinavia and Eastern Europe have always looked like equally fascinating places to visit! Obviously visas etc will have to be sorted out, all the invitations required for a 90 day business visa will be sorted out by RealRussia.co.uk in case you're wondering, and I've been in correspondence with them for some time now to ensure no last minute slip-ups!
Apologies about the itinerary spam, I hope some people have read this far
Also apologies if the other details are a bit thin at the moment, to tell you the truth I'm actually really, really pissed off at the moment as the news of the let-down has only just begun to sink in.
Please, fire away with questions as I'm wanting to beef up this post with more information, only I can't think straight enough to really think of much at this moment in time.
Cheers pals, hopefully speak to some of you soon