Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Funny stories

I'm following quite a few blogs and websites for any and all information on Mount Elbrus at the moment (remember I mentioned how I plan things to death?) and I have read some of the funniest and weird things from people who have done or are doing this trip!

I thought I'd share a few of the funnies here as and when I read about them, but check back again as I will most certainly update or post some new ones as time goes on!

Flight from Moscow to Mineralnye Vody:

The climbers boarded the 'ancient' looking Russian plane and immediately realised that no one on board spoke any English.  Also the absence of the safety demos hinted at an interesting flight ahead...fellow passengers were making and taking cellphone calls the whole way during the flight when they had reception and upon landing no one really bothered with seat belts...in fact passengers were walking around the aisles even upon landing!! And when the climbers peered and looked for the air hostess - there she was at the front, sitting on a box! No chair for her!

I will definitely report back on our flight - I'm sure I will have a few tales to tell!


  1. Sort of funny but not quite:


    I always recommend taking Imodium and wet wipes. They are always on my trips!

  2. Haha, thats a great read thanks! I will definitely be packing the wet wipes and immodiums! As well as water drops, just to be safe!!