15.03.2016 - 15.03.2016
Arrived into Vladivostok in the evening. I walked to my hotel and checked in. After the first shower for 7 days I went to bed. However, sleeping was not easy as the bed was not moving and it was silent. After a week of getting used to sleeping on a train the difference of being back in a normal bed was noticeable.
I spent the next day walking around Vladivostok. It is a very nice city with a good mix of old and new styles. The atmosphere was similar to a large Mediterranean city, but quite cold. I went into a submarine that has been turned into a museum and the city museum which covered the history of both the city and the surrounding area. There is a small funicular railway which I had to ride, cost the outrageous cost of 6 rubles, 6 pence.
I found Vladivostok to be a much more relaxed place than Moscow. Also as it is not a tourist town there were no people trying to sell you things or get you to go into bars etc.