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My first impressions of Siberia... well the landscape certainly lived up to expectations, with the rolling hills covered with birch and pine trees, and the villages we passed were like something out of Heidi, with multi-coloured little cottages lining the valleys. However, as we pulled into Irkutsk station at 6am, I was a little underwhelmed by the …
Sure am glad we didn't buy a front load washer. It took nearly 2 hours to wash my clothes, but I have good email connection and uploaoding pictures is working so I will update my blog to date. Had my first shower in 4 days which felt good.
I really enjoyed the train trip and find I am never bored. Looking out the window is like watching a …
When we got on our train in Tomsk we found that we had the half cabin at the end of the carriage which meant we got our own cabin rather than having to share. Overall, although this reduced our chances of meeting people, it was definitely a good thing, not least for our livers which may not have survived another journey with Russians. We met other …
Hi all, Matt here.
It's freezing in Siberia. No ****, I hear you all shout. It's worth mentioning simply because it's hard to imagine minus 30 until you've actually experienced it. The minute you get off the train at Irkutsk train station and step out into grey afternoon, the hairs inside your nose freeze. It's a strange sensation, as …
Gonetobuymilk stayed here on Oct 10, 2010 during their trip titled: Keeping our feet on the ground....
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Nice hostel, although 1 combined bath, shower, toilet and laundry room between 15 guests could be annoying. Other than that I enjoyed my night here. People do arrive at all hours due to the nightly train arrivals from other parts of Russia. I slept well and the hostel looked after our bags while we went on a 2 day visit to Olkhon island. The staff were very pleasant, friendly and helpful
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