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TripAdvisor Reviews Lesnaya, 7 Irkutsk
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... the surrounding countryside. I inadvertently picked what turned into a motorway as my route back to town.....which was hairy on an old clunky tourer, but I was absolutely not going to turn back!
So when i got to Moscow to start the trains I was expecting things to get less social but not so the case. I stayed in a great homely hostel and met some really excellent peeps inc a 41 year old Malaysian (age specified because I had begun to feel a bit old in regards ...
... We are thrown against the wall, and you hear the clanging of the hitches as if the train is making a harmonica movement. I wonder what it is. It can hardly be good for the train. Frost heave in the rail?
Earlier than I, they are awake. They are packing. Strange that now I see with regret how Igor collects his belongings, while I was so upset with him when he arrived in our cabin.
I wash myself in the dingy lavatory, and when I return, he is ...
... some dolphins, a backpacker, etc. We walked along the river for a bit, a wide river, but dammed in places, and with islands, so the bit we were near was between us and an island with a toy train ride on it. There are a lot of buildings in Irkutsk which were built by wealthy merchants, so many of the sights along the way are either ornate buildings, or schools, orphanages, etc which were built and supported by wealthy people. We dithered about which museum to go to because there are ...
... as if you'd got your entire herb rack, half a compost heap, some dried flowers,and thrown in some holly berries for good measure, it made for an interesting experience as I smiled gratefully whilst trying to sieve the liquid through my teeth, authentic Russian tea I wonder? I wasn't feeling particularly clever as I'd got a touch of man flu and sniffling along with a temperature it was sometimes nice to jump off at station stops for a breather, cool air and escape Mrs Doyle and ...
... family feud in relative silence. She, in her early twenties I imagine, has gone and sat on my side of the aisle (the woman who had spent the day lying down in this space had gone when I got back from the restaurant) to 'get away' from her parents, all of one and half metres away mind you! And while their familial bonds wane, the moon waxes, ever so ...
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