While I have been to Russia, I must admit that I had never even heard of Sochi before. I got curious today and had to see just how far away St. Petersburg (where I lived) was from Sochi. Well, it is quite far. I took a screen shot of the Google Map showing the difference.
Where is Sochi?
The first time I went to Russia, I had the pleasure of visiting Moscow with my family and also travelling by train to St. Petersburg (and back to Moscow).
The second time I went to Russia, I stayed in St. Petersburg and visited Gatchina. I didn’t find out until later that my Visa was only valid for me to be in St. Petersburg and leaving the border of the city was actually a very bad thing to do. Thankfully, God was protecting me from harm.
Oh the stories I could tell about my adventures in Russia. The time went by way too fast and my memories are starting to fade with the years, but it was overall positive and very positive.