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... After an extortionately priced beer (although, it was cold so absolutely worth the price tag), we were impressed at the variety on offer on the menu - until we tried to order anything, at which point we found the selection somewhat restricted. As the only diners in the dining car, we didn't expect it to take a full 90 minutes to have 6 meals served up....... But this is Russia, and customer service hasn't quite ...
... D is going to have to pee in a cesspit for the next 3 days....eeeekkkkkkkk!
Returning to the house for dinner (its full board here given the lack of supermarkets......we really are in the sticks!) we meet one of the daughters of the family who speaks a little English and with that, our guide book Russian and a note pad to draw in we enquire about showers and excursions. The showers are outside and when shown are a water tank shower, cold ...
... german out. Anyway, with the minimalistic dictionary of the lonely planet (btw. Dont buy the lonely plante for the transiberian train. Its ****!) we made each other to understand a little bit and we shared the meal and beers and vodka together :-) very nice evening. So Nikolai started to teach me some russian words and i teached him english! Really good fun. In the next 3 days they explained me the russian card game durak and ...
... most relied on pot noodles. Olie and I however took a full 45 minutes to think - and rethink- our elaborate menus. We thought of all things that can be made with hot water - couscous, porridge, noodles, smash - and combined it with all the tinned foods that we liked as well as dried meats and fruits. I think it is fair to say that we had the most exciting meals - and well rounded - of our group (not that we're proud of that or anything ....!). For example, we made ...
... of the meal, we drink a few beers and down 3-4 shots of a tasty Moldovan Cognac with sugar coated lemon slices. This is followed by a not so tasty local Baikal vodka with nut flavoring. I see why Pavel is not feeling well today. We all exchange stories of growing up, home and travelling. Anton #2 (aka Gollum) tells us that during his mandatory military training (which every Russian male must do) he was stationed in a nuclear weapons plant in Siberia. During the cold ...
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