Theres a lot of posts on our blog of us nearly getting to places, past europe mains roads that are the equivalent of motorways are still in shocking condition normally allowing us to travel no more than 40mph. At this speed we often arrive at borders late into in the evening and if youve read our other posts border crossings can take anywhere from 1-6 hours we decide to do the crossing in the morning.
This evening was no different we had driven all day through some stunning scenery got into the border town late so stopped in at what was recommended as a good hotel and things quickly got weird.
We were asked if we were Russian this was before wed even enquired about rooms and once the answer was no we were english they suddenly had no rooms.
Im not one for racism but thats how it went down. We then asked if they had one room and we would all sleep on the floor. This time they had one room but it was the luxury apartment which was $160 a night a cost that none of us could afford. We then asked for a double room apparently non were free even though the hotel was empty.
The guys at the lobby made a phone call and apparently there was suddenly 3 rooms free but a cost we couldn't afford. On this we left and managed to find somewhere else.