|Subject: Re: Baltic Region|
Thanks for your input !!
I've got the 'procedure' under control. I'm making my
St.Petersburg hotel reservation at the RYH (thanks to a
recommendation from Ziner Chris Tubutis\\CO) and they will
send me an 'invitation.' I've downloaded the Russian Tourist
Visa questionaire so I know what to expect there, including the
$70 fee and their procedure. Getting 2 passport type pictures is
easy, fast and cheap. But they require 3 of the same pic ! The
very first thing I'm going to do in Helsinki is to get my train ticket
and reservation so I can get into and out of Russia. Also looking
at Finnish and Russian travel agencies for help there.
Wish I could include Moscow. But, there will always be
another trip. Just doing the Baltics this time.
I have to smile at the thought of staying at the RYH, Russian
Youth Hostel. I could be as old as the combined ages of my
roommates !! Doesn't faze me a bit !! Besides, I've been to 20
European countries and can tell them a thing or two..........
Don in Seattle