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Russell

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    Can a UK citizen get a Russian visa in Hong Kong?

    I don't see why not. Im an Australian citizen and I got a visa for there whilst outside of Australia through the Russian embassy in Sweden. My mate did the same through their embassy in London I think. Russia is a funny place though. There is a consulate in HK http://www.russia.com.hk/en . Getting a russian visa is a lot of stuffing around though, I know its crap but its a whole lot easier to go through a tour company (preferably not a russian one) as they can take you through it step by step. over 6 years ago

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    What are the little known Events/Festivals in Uppsala?

    Well Valborg is the undisputed king of Uppsala festivals and should not be missed. Apart from that there aren't too many more in my experience, there is Midsommer in Uppsala like the rest of the country but you would probably want to head further north for that one. Its best to watch the student nations for interesting festival like stuff, though you need to be a student to get into them. There are forest parties in the outskirts of town from time to time where people party in the woods to trance and psytrance, but you really need to know the right people for those ones. I also heard of this trance festival that happens on a big ferry that happens over a weekend going to and from Stockholm which sounds cool. Hope some of that helps! about 7 years ago

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    Where can I rent camping equipment from?

    I don't think there is anywhere that hires out camping gear... What other "misc camping gear" do you need? send me an email or a text I should be able to sort it for ya mate. almost 8 years ago

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    What should a family do if they have just one day to explore Hobart and surrounds?

    Check out Alexandria battery. Its all these fortifications from back in the days when Britain was at war with France plus some infrastructure from the WWII defences. There's a big tunnel plus all these bunkers and battlements and trenches and stuff in this park. Kids will love it plus its a bit of history for the older ones. Its a park on the left hand side of the road on churchill avenue going from the city. Its towards the end not too far before it connects with sandy bay road. Maybe a 5 to 10 minute drive depending from traffic from the city in lower sandy bay. almost 8 years ago

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    what are some good live music venues?

    For rock music and seeing established bands SO36 on Oranienstrasse in Kreuzberg is a famous one. Another good one is Lido which is near Schlelishes Tor (or however you say it) U-Bahn station. I think theres a place called knack club or something that has bands? For more underground music the venues are scattered in random locations all across the city im afraid. I went to this one great venue which was underneath some a railway line in a really random location but Im afraid i was to drunk to remember any more. If jazz is your thing then the West side of town would be better. almost 8 years ago

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    Any nice day walks from near a train station?

    Head to Belgrave trainstation on the Belgrave line and take a wander around the Dandenong ranges. almost 9 years ago

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    Recommended car hire companies?

    I would actually disagree with you there Ian. Its amazing how a cheap little Japanese buzz box can perform on windy, muddy and perilous New Zealand mountain roads. Agree Niko? about 8 years ago

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    Long weekend in Tasmania - what to do / where to go?

    These are all good suggestions. If your into spirits (particuarly single malt whisky) then swing by the Lark Distillery http://larkdistillery.com.au/ . Cascade brewery tours might also be your thing if your into beer. Otherwise some good wineries that you might like to check out include Bream Creek, 9th Island, Stoney Vinyard, Winstead, and as pointed out above Medowbank. I dont know if all of these wineries have cellar doors but I know I like to drink their product :P. Given your limited amount of time maybe stick to specific wine regions such as the Tamar valley and the Coal River valley. As for food, there has been a bit of a head chef shuffle in Hobart recently. Basically Marque IV used to be the bomb in town but recently Peppermint Bay stole the head chef from there. Marque IV then pinched the chef from Morilla estate (which you should check out because you can sample great food, beer and wine in the one place in Hobart http://www.moorilla.com.au/), who has then apparently bought a chef down from Sydney. Due to this I cant really comment on what the best resteraunt is these days. Word around the campfire though is that Peppermint Bay is currently leading the way with food. about 8 years ago