Sunday 14 June 2009

Barnaul, Russia

There were two reasons for coming to Barnaul - firstly to book into a hotel so that they can register my visa and secondly to find a bike shop to buy some oil and fit a new tyre. At the fourth attempt I found a reasonably priced hotel with decent rooms and parking . Whilst unloading a local biker spotted the bike and stopped. He's going to come back and meet me tomorrow morning to take me to a bike shop. Result.

It turns out the hotel I'm staying in has an in-house marriage agency, so I could pick up a Russian bride whilst I'm here. The only problem is where would I put her - the bike's overloaded as it is.

Quiz Time:
10 points to the first person who can tell me who said Russia is "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"