Vladivostok

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Vladivostok (Russian: Владивосто́к, vlah-dee-vah-STOHK) is a city in Primorsky_Krai, Russia. It serves as the eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway and a major Pacific port. Some travellers arrive here at the end or the beginning of a trip on the Trans-Siberian. But it has enough attractions and atmosphere to support a couple of days. The city held the APEC summit in September, 2012 and is under huge renovations and construction now.

San-Francisco and Naples Fritiof Nansen, the Arctic explorer described the city: "It reminds me of Naples by its location on terraces. Although there is no Vesuvius the city has a beautiful harbor and islands". Later on these hills enticed Soviet leader Nikita Khrustchov to call for making Vladivostok San-Francisco. The words were catchy but not historically new since they had already been said in the 1930s. Still the shadow of San Francisco is hovering over the city's hilly streets.

Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Population:
600,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
10 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
Traveler's Coffee
Cashless society:
Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
Best taxi app:
Gender ratio (% man):
44 %
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
112
Fire department:
112
Police:
112

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