Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 31

Thread: Vladivostok

  1. #1
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Северо-Восточный Администритивный Округ.
    Posts
    3,471
    Rep Power
    15

    Vladivostok

    yo, maybe some people have heard, or havn't but now i'm making it offcial. I hav been panning a trip to russia, anywhere in russia in about a year. Less actually, about 11 months. At first i really wanted to go to moscow, and now im leaining more towards st.petersburg. But really, i want to do some off the beatin path. I don't think i have ever heard of anybody going to vladivostok, and me, being the non conformist that i am, why not ? i think, since i live in washington, it might be a little shorter flight too =P

    Anyways, i don't even think i have met anybody on the internet from russia, farther east than Краснаярск, exept one person from petro-pavlavsk, but that was way over a year ago. Is there any russians here from east east russia? It must surely be less expensive than moscow. Does anybody know of anything interesting that the city has or does ? i know absolutley nothing about this city. Facts, advice and such would be cool, cuz i'm seriously thinking about vladivostok. I did a search and didn't find too much, i mostly got distracted by pictures of vladivostok... that looked pretty cool.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

  2. #2
    Почётный участник
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    140
    Rep Power
    12
    Try http://www.in-russia.net/vlad/ if you already haven't. They looked like they had some good stuff.
    I'm assuming that you don't want to take an organized tour of the city, with pre-made schedules and guides, but I found a bunch of those that might give you an idea of where to stay, what to look at etc.
    Yay! I broke 200 posts!

  3. #3
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    253
    Rep Power
    11
    i heard theres a very high crime rate, and that the drivers are crazy there. Also, it would most likely be more expensive getting a flight there since its such a random city, than say getting a cheap jet blue ticket to new york, and then a special deal (they had ones to moscow for like 300 one time i checked). Also, find out a way to get a visa if you want to be there more than a couple weeks.

  4. #4
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Северо-Восточный Администритивный Округ.
    Posts
    3,471
    Rep Power
    15
    Hmmm. Didn't valdivostok used to be a "closed" soviet city ? what does that mean ? only military people lived there. or it was closed to people that wern't russian or what ?
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

  5. #5
    Старший оракул
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    China
    Posts
    860
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by drew881
    Also, find out a way to get a visa if you want to be there more than a couple weeks.
    ..or if you want to be there for 1 day.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    Hmmm. Didn't valdivostok used to be a "closed" soviet city ? what does that mean ? only military people lived there. or it was closed to people that wern't russian or what ?
    Yes I've wondered about that a few times too. I've heard about 'closed' cities but also 'secret' cities. For example, I visited Izhevsk, which I think used to be a 'closed' city. I think that means, as you say, foreigners were not allowed to visit. I got the impression secret cities were entirely closed off, even to Russians, at least, you had to present a passport and some documents to get in.. could someone clue us in?
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

  6. #6
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Северо-Восточный Администритивный Округ.
    Posts
    3,471
    Rep Power
    15
    yea, i plan on getting a visa and passport... dur .

    the whole reason i was looking at vladivostok was because of price. I just thought it would cost more money to fly to new york, then over the ocean, then over 95 % of europe. then arrive. Where i can just go to vladivostok and have to fly over an ocean... i just thought it would be cheaper.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

  7. #7
    Старший оракул
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    China
    Posts
    860
    Rep Power
    11
    didn't we have this discussion before? my memory's hazy. I seem to remember someone telling us it's very difficult, and expensive to try to fly west coast usa- vladivostok
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

  8. #8
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    253
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    yea, i plan on getting a visa and passport... dur .

    the whole reason i was looking at vladivostok was because of price. I just thought it would cost more money to fly to new york, then over the ocean, then over 95 % of europe. then arrive. Where i can just go to vladivostok and have to fly over an ocean... i just thought it would be cheaper.
    If you go by your logic, you are just flying over one ocean, the largest in world....Its easier to fly to large cities, which handle lots of flights and hence are cheaper.

    Also, you write it off as dur, but its harder to get a visa to just dick around in russia for a long time without having some sort of purpose to your trip. So you should look in to it.

  9. #9
    Почётный участник
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    140
    Rep Power
    12
    Him being Dogboy, I'm sure he's looked into the visa process and everything he'll need for it. But, he said in his first post that his trip isn't until next winter, so it's too early for him to begin working on his visa application. If he sent it in now, they'll put it aside (maybe lose it) for months. I think he's not writing it off, simply saying that it's obvious that he needs a visa.
    Yay! I broke 200 posts!

  10. #10
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    253
    Rep Power
    11
    Not just doing the app, but finding an organization should be looked into, find the best way, etc...When i went both times, I was studying, so my school was the host organization, so i didnt have to really search around,

  11. #11
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Северо-Восточный Администритивный Округ.
    Posts
    3,471
    Rep Power
    15
    Sure, it's the largest ocean, but, it would only be flying over the northern part of it. It's not that big of a stretch... and not nearly as big as flying over USA and atlantic combined. Anyways, i still don't know where im gunan go. Probly peter most likely, but interier russia sound cool too.
    maybe i should be like all the n00bs and go to moscow *joke*
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

  12. #12
    Старший оракул
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    China
    Posts
    860
    Rep Power
    11
    of course as the crow flies (some crow ) it's more logical for an American to fly over the Pacific.. but by all accounts it's very expensive/inconvenient/difficult .. there isn't just some simple, reasonably priced route like LA-Vladivostok or whatever. That's what I heard.

    I remember reading somewhere how, at a certain time in the past (in the time of the Tsars, before the railroad was built), if you wanted to go to the Russian Far East, it was quicker to go across Europe, take a boat to America, travel across the US and then take a boat across the Pacific, than to try going through Siberia dunno if it's true.
    Another staggering statistic I read was that the distance from the Urals to Vladivostok is bigger than the distance from Berlin to New York..
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

  13. #13
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    aequidistant
    Posts
    676
    Rep Power
    11
    How about going through Korea? LA-Seoul isn't very expensive and the Russians stopped shooting down the KAL flights long time ago.
    Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mean, stupid, violent fat people, no jobs, nothing to do, hotter than a dog with 2 d--cks.

  14. #14
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Северо-Восточный Администритивный Округ.
    Posts
    3,471
    Rep Power
    15
    Oh, ok. I just assumed Vladivostok was a big (enough) city to have a major airport/major transportation. I didn't know it wasn't that big of a hub.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

  15. #15
    JB
    JB is offline
    Старший оракул
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Dmitrov
    Posts
    879
    Rep Power
    11
    To get to Vladivostok you have to fly to Korea, hang out for many hours and/or days, then catch a connection to Habarovsk. Then take the train to Vladivostok. This is what I heard from some Russian friends who went there last fall. May they are wrong or things have changed but they said it was way more expensive than flying into Moscow.
    Another option is to fly to Moscow then take the train across the country (a week long trip) and you can stop at REALLY out of the way places along the route. But going to the Far East for your first trip to Russia is kind of a scary idea. I've been there with Russian friends and it is very difficult and dangerous there. Also not that much to see unless you're interested in nature and ecology (tiaga and tigers).
    Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

  16. #16
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Северо-Восточный Администритивный Округ.
    Posts
    3,471
    Rep Power
    15
    So the siberian tigers actually live in sibria ??????????
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

  17. #17
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    aequidistant
    Posts
    676
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    So the siberian tigers actually live in sibria ??????????
    Nope. They live in the Amur region and they are properly called Amurian, not Siberian, tigers.
    Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mean, stupid, violent fat people, no jobs, nothing to do, hotter than a dog with 2 d--cks.

  18. #18
    Новичок
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0
    Dogboy 182 -
    First, thanks for your reply to my angst learning genetive plural - oв works for me but it may affect my grade.

    As for travel - the Russian far east has so much history. There are many lasting effects still from Stalin's reign. I spent a week in Magadan - 3000 km north of Vladivostok. There is a wonderful "Grief Memorial" there remembering all the faiths of the people tortured and killed by Stalin. Also, many gulags were built in that area and museums there can give you a very good picture of the reality of that time.

    Russia Far East is very russian- there isn't the european influence like in Moscow or St. Petersburg. The people are wonderful and the trip is incredible inexpensive. I've never been to Vladivostok but I've been told that the society there is similar to Magadan.

    Have fun - I wish I were going this year.
    Talla
    Determined to learn Russian

  19. #19
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Северо-Восточный Администритивный Округ.
    Posts
    3,471
    Rep Power
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by talla
    Dogboy 182 -
    First, thanks for your reply to my angst learning genetive plural - oв works for me but it may affect my grade.
    wha ? when did i say this ? and where ? lol... i hope i didn't tell you to JUST learn ов and forget eveything else! that just wont work! ... now im wondering if i *GASP* Knowingly gave bad advice????????

    Anyways, i have pretty much decided on where im gunna go. just a few visa things i'm worried about ... but i wont ask those questions untill it's time to buy the visa.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

  20. #20
    Подающий надежды оратор
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    16
    Rep Power
    11
    ... Mm, I've been toying with the notion of going to Vladivostok for a few years now, and perhaps even spending a considerable amount of time there. I like the idea of being in a Russian city nearing Japan/China/Korea, of which I will also be frequenting. Of course, this certainly won't be my first stop in Russia... seeing that I haven't even stepped foot in the country as of yet... After Moscow/St. Petersburg, I'll eventually head over to Chelyabinsk in the urals, and Vladivostok on the eastern coast.

    I've seen a number of pictures of the city, but don't know too many details about it. How's the weather? How big is it, precisely?

    - Stanislav

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. looking for friends Vladivostok
    By Sarlin in forum Penpals and Language Exchange
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 4th, 2006, 08:43 PM
  2. Airfare...Vladivostok-Chicago
    By BlackMage in forum Travel and Tourism
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: October 6th, 2004, 04:22 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary