Day 20 – 11th of May – 0 miles (Russia, Astrakhan) We had a day rest as our visa with Kazakhstan did not start until the 12th of May. So instead we visited the town and the Kremlin. While in Astrakhan, we bought some tooth paste in a minimarket. Or so we thought. Look, we found the display with soap, shampoo, tooth brushes and some tubes. You may think, it must be, surely, toothpaste, next to tooth brushes!? In the evening, I went to brush my teeth, poured the paste onto my brush. It did not feel right. No smell, very strange sticky thick texture… I hesitated and put some on my fingers... The cream was so sticky and greasy I could not get it off even with soap. I typed the name of the box into google translate but could not get a translation, only some gibberish in roman characters. However, some of those roman characters showed something like "spermixyzxzx...... " Ewwwww!!!!! Did we buy spermicide by error?!!! The tube went straight to the bin!