Cycling day 14/47 km
After buying some food I got a little bit nervous as I’ve read and heard stories of problems with cyclists crossing the border with big luggage.
But – the estonian send me after a short conversation into the – empty – car lane I could use after that the safe pedestrian way to the russian authority. And – they were just smiling about my recumbent bike and after filling in the registration card (which didn’t exist anymore according to my travel agency!) I just went through – and here we are in RUSSIA!
So I went up to Iwangorod to look for an phone shop to get a sim card – and here we go.
Finally I started cycling at about 1 pm and the first stop was in the next big city called Kingisepp where I’ve visited an old church – and of course the next pics were taken with me by the locals who haven’t seen a recumbent bike yet.
After having lunch I jumped on the road – but now I’ve realized that the sunday traffic would be more than around midday – but it was okay and so many people greeted me with a smile – which I haven’t experienced by far in the other three countries. Sometimes the people even looked at you when you’ve asked a question.
Finally I’ve finished my cycling day in Gurlewo where I’m going to spend the night in a small hostel which belongs to a filling station – but really nice, friendly english speaking people and good food 🍲!
By the way – I’ve just realized that tomorrow will be my LAST cycling day with around 95 km! I can’t believe it that this adventure – well, the cycling part – will be history tomorrow evening.
Good night from Russia! 😀