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Thanks for the kind comments! I really appreciate it.
Martin, if you could do that you'd love it! I too would like to live up there (or maybe even at Svalbard/Spitsbergen) for a year or two.
sebboh, funny. The border guards are very alert though. We thought we were completely alone until we stepped down to the river in a secluded place. Within just a couple of minutes a military truck with three armed guards showed up. Slightly worrying at first, but they were very friendly (even allowed me to take photos of them by the border markings with the Russian side in the background just a few meters away) and just wanted to make sure we were aware of the rules.
In that area there is a spot where the borders for Russia, Finland and Norway meet and the monument is veery tempting to walk around. Not a good idea though, because there are surveillance cameras and border guards around. The guards told us that the day before some Dutch tourists had done it anyway. They were observed of course and their car was stopped on the way back. They were taken to the local police station and had to pay a stiff fine. Good for them it was the Norwegian guards that caught them and not the Russians...
-georgms, interesting photo with the beach chairs (or whatever they are).
-jeffrey, really like that first one!