For us to visit Russia we need a visa and to avoid the hassle of applying visa we used a travel agency. The other day after I claimed my passport and report it to the immigration I mailed our travel documents through registered mail. I am hoping it will arrived soonest to their office so they could start applying visa for us, and I am hoping both of us will be granted a visa.
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My husband kept asking me what if my visa was denied what would I do because he will still travel alone. It was kind of unfair isn’t it, I thought he will not go to Russia without me but my thought was wrong. Lol!
Saskatoon is an interesting city set in the middle of rolling farmland. Its downtown district has plenty to keep you occupied and its buildings are no eyesore either. Geographically, it’s notoriously flat. The might bore some people and fill others with a sense of wonder at the wide, open horizon. Like most Canadian cities, Saskatoon takes its sporting events very seriously. Here’s a pick of three sporting events to give you a flavour of what the city can offer:
Swimming Canada Summer National Championships
This long course meet also doubles as trials for the Swimming World Championships, which will be held in Barcelona this year. Taking place in a 50m long pool, this is a wonderful chance to see the cream of Canada’s swimming talent compete to see who’s the fastest in the 50 freestyle or the 200 meter butterfly.
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CIS Men’s Hockey Championship
This tournament takes place in the spring of every year. If you want to root for the home team, treat yourself to a Saskatchewan Huskies jersey. Tickets for the finals cost between $30 and $40. If you want to catch a couple of games, then you can find some good deals on Saskatoon hotels and take your pick of the most exciting matches of the season.
Taking place on the 26th of May 2013, the Saskatechewan Marathon unites the general public with Olympians like Dylan Wykes (20th at the London Olympics) and Reid Coolsaet. The prize money ranges from $150 all the way up to $1000 for the winners of the full marathon. The first Marathon was staged in 1979 – giving this civic event a long and proud heritage. Much of the course runs alongside the river, making this an outdoor event that you can make a whole day of if you should choose to watch for one stage of the race and then go your own away around the city.
Once you’ve had your fill of these sporting attractions, did you know you can visit the Mountie training barracks at Regina? Every day at noon you can attend a parade and see these red-jacketed legends in action. A trip to this city is definitely a step off the beaten track and you’ll have some great stories to tell your friends and family back home. Canadians are sports fanatics and you’ll find some very passionate fans to rub shoulders and have a few beers with.
Ben Booker is a freelance content writer from Canada. His passions include sports, photography and traveling.
We’ve been to Russia in Moscow’s airport last year when we had a stop over to Armenia. So Russia is our destination this summer vacation, though we didn’t apply for visa yet because I am still waiting for the release of my passport. I renewed my passport almost two months ago and hopefully I could get it in few days so we could forward our papers to the travel agency that will help us to get a Russian visa.
The thing is these past few days my husband was a bit worried about me because of racism issue in Russia to non-white people. He offered that if I like he would buy me ticket to another country I would like to visit instead of traveling to Russia. I didn’t bite his offer but I am now a bit scared of going to Russia know.
Any tips for travelling to Russia?