Spotted an Emirates A380. First time I have seen one — this thing is massive! Truly amazing.
Almost in shelling range of Pyongyang!
Upgraded to first class! First time either of us have ever flown first.
Arrived Vladivostok. Disembarked on a rickety soviet-era staircase. Bordered a bus which drove us in a small circle and stopped about 15m from were we got on. I'm not exaggerating, see the photos if you don't believe me.
Taxi dropped us here. Much to our surprise we are then informed that we are at the wrong hotel. By "wrong" they just meant the wrong building. We had to walk a way to "Building 9" this rather interesting hotel building. Bit of false advertising really. When I booked I saw photos of this building and this is where the taxi took us. At very least the taxi information should be correct.
Where the journey will begin tomorrow. We're doing it reverse, so we start at the 9288km marker.
Love "The American" poster in Russian.