Russia - Heartfelt goodbyes
Our day started early with Sergio meeting us at 7:30 ready to take our luggage and us back to the compound.
The goodbye was very difficult but heartfelt as we felt we owed Sergio and his family so much. Our poorly spoken Russian frustrated the situation, as we were desperate to convey our true appreciation. Handshakes, kisses and hugs were going to have to suffice, but we think that Sergio knew how we felt.
With a final wave we said goodbye and headed off, sad to leave behind our new friends. Maybe we’ll meet again. We hope so but in reality, probably not. We can only hope that life for them becomes easier in the future. Such wonderful people deserve so much more.
Our route was taking us to Vologda a major city, sitting in-between Moscow and St Petersburg. We arrived in good time at 4:30. Our home for the next few days was the hotel Spasska. We initially booked two nights but ended up staying three, as after our first night we knew we were going to need a little more rest!