The Greatest City in the World – Part One: Lovers’ Bridge, Limousines & A Champagne Reception *VIDEO*

Ok, I’ll admit it – I love Periscope. I’ve only just discovered this app, but after trying miserably to use it yesterday in Ekaterinburg I have worked out how to record videos and broadcast them to whoever might be watching. It’s a fascinating concept, and one I plan to exploit by broadcasting a series of videos around my home city of Tyumen, so stay tuned for more episodes.

Ever since I arrived in Russia, and specifically this wonderful city, the place and people have been mesmerising. To then see the lazy negative stereotypes that bring a bad name to them saddens and frustrates me, so in my own small way I will fight back by showing you my side of life as An Englishman In Siberia…

In this broadcast, I introduce Lovers’ Bridge and tell the story of how I got into a limousine with five strangers and drank vodka, champagne and cocktails for five hours while singing karaoke. It was mental, but in my mind was a perfect example of all that’s best in Russian people. I hope you enjoy it, and keep your eyes peeled for Part Two: Geolog Stadium