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May 28 2008

How to buy a SIM card in Russia

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At last I’ve managed to buy a Russian SIM card! You need to register with a hotel first, show your passport with this very important registration to the shop assistant and fill a few forms in duplicate. Russian citizens have similar constraints! I filled the forms in English and I’m sure all this could have easily been forged but what mattered is that we followed the protocol!
i have a card with Internet access but it’s 15 times more expensive than in Ukraine: about £10 for 100MB in Russia instead of £8 for 1GB in Ukraine!

Back to cycling now with Olivier. We’re leaving Rostov in the afternoon after a last visit at Alliance Francaise. Hopefully the russian villages we’re about to cross will be less hectic than Rostov!

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May 28 2008

Alliance Francaise in Rostov

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Olivier, Andrei, Alexandra, Arnaud
Olivier, Andrei, Alexandra, Arnaud

Olivier and I are now on our way to Elista (Элиста) and the Kazakh border near Astrakhan (Астрахан). A big thank you to the Alliance Francaise in Rostov for their fantastic support!

We are now eager to discover a less hectic life in Russian villages and hope to see soon more camels than 4x4s!

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