The ship was docking at 7am at Gruz harbor, but we didn’t know what would be open at that time, so we dressed and went to the Lido for breakfast. (One place I read that the wall is open after sunrise, another place says 9am.)

We disembarked at about 8:30, and didn’t see any taxis, although there was a queue waiting. We walked down to the walk-in entrance of the port & border crossing. They checked photo IDs, and wouldn’t let Cate in because we had only a photocopy of her passport with us (I think we just showed them our driver’s license.) So we had to walk all the way back to the ship and pick up her passport.

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