We’re doing it.
Yesterday we went out and got tickets to Berlin for April 30th. We leave on the 9:15 pm train and arrive in Berlin 24 hours later.
So, yeah, we’d decided to leave later in the summer. Getting questioned by the FSB, the main Russian intelligence agency, for 2 hours with no translator or recourse or anyone knowing where I was… well, it rather muted any lingering desire to stay in Russia.
It was a very cultural experience, I suppose. Gave me a whole lot of insight into how Russia works. The responses of local friends and people at the agency was even more so, I think. I’ll write about it when I’ve cooled down a bit more.
Anyway, it’s time to go and I am damn glad to be getting back on the road and on to new things.