My Travels #3

My Travels

My Travels #3

Back to the ruggedness of road travels. My hotel room in Novosibirsk, Russia (Siberia).

Yeah, been there too . Note the lovely wallpaper! And those curtains!!!

This city was 5 time zones East of Moscow. I was there in 1995 and I didn’t think that the hotel manager received the memo that the wall came down in 1989. As my boss, our translator and I stood before her requesting a discount for our extended stay, She threatened to put our entire team out of the hotel for not being compliant with Soviet era letters of permission to stay there. I whispered in my bosses ear: “Forget the discount. You need to grovel now.”

He did. An official letter of permission was faxed to her a day later.