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... said fine but 10:30 at the earliest as we were going to catch up on a few zzzzz’s.
Our tour guide ‘Daka’ arrived and explained that due to a few changes (i.e. our leaving train time and a swollen river) changes had been made to our itinerary. We would start with a car drive to the main 40 metre high Ghengis Khan statue out near the National park then drive to collect the horses further into ...
... wool and meat), horses (for herding, meat, trading and riding) yaks (for milk, beef and transporting dismantled gers), camels (for transporting dismantled gers, eating - usually only in the gobi regions, and riding).
Apparently, you can assess how rich a man is by size of his herd and this family looked after just goats and sheep. Goats are the best for wool as it's used in cashmere clothing and demands a high price. Sheep are the least expensive at only $60 a ...
... obvious - nobody.
Dried apricots and stale bread it was for us then...
Now this was something that Claire and many other fellow travellers could not grasp. At all.
Due to the sheer size of Russia, and as you head further east you pass through 5 different time zones - but no matter where you are in the country, or where you are heading, all trains operate on Moscow time. You could wake up at 9am and arrive at a station at 10am ...
... new husband, Rohan, were in town on their trans siberian tour and so we met up with them at the State Department Store and had a great but short catch up before they were to get back onto to the train to Russia. It was a lot of fun and although I was still feeling a bit weak and afraid to eat much, it was really good to catch up and learn things from each other's experiences. Afterwards, feeling like I was able to eat something and worrying that we wouldn't have ...
Sverre says: What a big few days it's been. Settle in, dear reader, as this will be a long one! Friday's work was slow, and no one turned up to the hour of English class I run. Apparently my coworkers are "very busy", or maybe I'm just no good at teaching English! Eventually Gaana visited, as she wanted me to help her with some speaking exercises for her upcoming English exam, and I was happy to help her with pronunciations like tre-vel really being tra-vel. After work, ...
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