American House (Amerikansky Dom)
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We're rolling on the Trans-Siberian
from Moscow. It's our 4th day on board the train and
tonight we disembark in Irkutsk for more commodious and more
stationary accommodations. We will be glad of the increase in
creature comforts such as a shower, but we are by no means
complaining or suffering. Things have gone well. We have a very nice
Russian policeman and his 9 year old daughter who only speak Russian
as our compartment mates. We spent ...
... train station with about 1.5 hours up our sleeve. Sat in the square under the lion soaking up the sun (lovely day) until we wandered to the platform.
For the first time our carriage attendant noticed the different number on my passport compared to what was on the ticket. Brought out our copy of old passport and letter from travel agency explaining the reason. Our attendant, quite young, took off with said documents and after about 10 minutes came back with ...
... noodles and went to the apparently always vacant restaurant car. The food was good enough but quite expensive. I had dumplings in butter which was a kind of ravioli pasta in melted butter. It was quite tasty. I was still a bit hungry at the end though and we weren't willing to pay for anymore good. Either the weather was heating up or the train heating was on but it started to get quite warm in the train.That night, I kicked off the doona and had just a ...
... had a sausage and they even come with a fork! (You only have to read my Tibet train ride entry to understand why I was so happy to see a fork). Dinner was a much better affair as for dinner I would go to the restaurant carriage and eat with Eric and Alex. I really like Eric and Alex, they were really knowledgeable and you could have a good conversation about all sorts and also poke fun in a typical English witty manner (I liken it to poking someone ...
... lights of the Transiberian Train is in Andrei Makine's novel, Once Upon the River Love whereby it's haunting journey is the only link to the outside world for the three boys living in their remote Siberian village "reduced to three essential matters: timber, gold, and the chill shadow of the camp. It was beyond us to imagine our futures unfolding outside these three prime elements." It is also has an old women with vivid and gorgeous memories of Paris. ...