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Kamchatka Russia by harveybombaytiger on 5 August 2005 3:31pm
Inspired by the Full Circle series my wife and I spent 3 weeks traveling throughout the Kamchatka Peninsula. Amazing landscape, lots of climbing and hiking. I am happy to say that the two hotels we stayed at in Petropavlovsk both had bath plugs (well one less now since I snitched one as a souvenir). Thanks very much for the inspiration Mr.Palin. Now after watching Himalaya I very much want to see Kathmandu Nepal!

Regards from Canada
Re: Kamchatka Russia by orit on 5 August 2005 5:21pm
I envy you so much!
Can we see some pictures?

I reckon that once more Palinites begin to go there, Petropavlovskian hotels will begin to notice the constant unexplainable disappearance of bathplugs. It will become like Douglas Adams fans (I am one!) and towels. "Never leave a hotel without a bathplug."
Re: Kamchatka Russia by George on 6 August 2005 4:01am
Harvey, please preseve your Russian bath plug, if you saved the it by some chance. Many are the times I haved similarly sat in a warm tub "of retained water" and reminisced of Palin's episode. I only wished I had been in some exotic locale. More likely, it was in Alabama.
Re: Kamchatka Russia by tucsonmike on 7 August 2005 9:44pm
That and Sakhalin Island seem like facsinating places to go, albeit isolated.
Re: Kamchatka Russia by Ken Dunn on 7 August 2005 10:08pm
That is, I'm sure, the very same place where there has been a big international rescue mission this weekend to recover a Russian mini submarine that was trapped in 180m of water. A UK rescue vessel was able to release the trapped submarine from the wires holding it and all 7 crew have been saved. A lot of other countries were involved in the rescue. The reason for the success is that the Russians called for help early whereas with the Kursk a year or more back help was delayed and all the crew lost their lives.
Re: Kamchatka Russia by Memmori on 8 August 2005 1:10am

My name is Maria, I'm from Russia. I'm new to this site but I'm sure there's a nice community here to keep company.

Mr. Palin's excellent programs are translated here too. I have seen his report from Kamchatka and all this funny thing about bathplug. I'm glad to see that the very edge of my country seems to be so attractive to you and worth visit.

As to submarine's rescue, thank you British guys for help, unfortunately the Kursk case was much more difficult and it was almost impossible to save the crew...
Re: Kamchatka Russia by tucsonmike on 8 August 2005 1:57am
Welcome Maria. Greetings from Arizona.
Re: Kamchatka Russia by peripatetically on 8 August 2005 2:54pm
Welcome Maria. it's nice to see someone here from Russia. I think you may be the only one so far. I hope you enjoy your visits to the site.
Maryland, USA
Re: Kamchatka Russia by suzulu on 9 August 2005 12:22am
Welcome, Maria.

I have recently got the Full Circle set and watched the first episode last night which was Kamchatka and the bathplugs (and Michael's singing in the choir!). Nice to see it again after 8 years (when I think it was first shown on the BBC.


Re: Kamchatka Russia by orit on 9 August 2005 11:09pm
Welcome Maria. I'm Orit.
I'm sure it's not just the very edge of your country that seems so attractive and worthy of a visit. I'd love to go!
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