TripAdvisor Reviews Lesnaya, 7 Irkutsk
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... lucky on this trip to have Chinese staff. 'Jackie Chan', as we nicknamed him, welcomed us on board with a smile and 'how are you?' and showed us to our cabin. As we are on the train for 4 nights/3 days we opted for a little comfort and are travelling first class in our own cabin. This 2.5m square cabin absorbs bunk beds, a single seat, a table, a small wardrobe and.....a shower room, which is shared with the cabin next door- Jack and Jill ...
... came down to our carragie a few times with our food, and made sure we were ok!
our two train buddies got off at a place where the railway sp;lits in two, our line going south of lake baikal, and they went north on what is called the BAM line, a single line track that not many travelers take. its also hard to judge the lenght of time that the train will stop at each statoipn for, it varys from 2 minutes, to 45 minutes, and we didnt ...
... got lucky as our one could say a few words in English and seemed ok. Her English was limited but I could understand what she meant when she told me to come and see her if I wanted to buy some good Russian Vodka. She did not warm to Wills so much and told me I had to tell him off for slamming the bin lid shut at the end of the carriage as people were sleeping. This was communicated by putting fingers in ears to show loud, eyes closed with hands next to head to ...
... we had made! The next evening when we stopped at a station and bought some pies, she indicated that she would like one too, so quickly we went back and got her one. She's been seemed much more calm since so either the pie worked or she was just showing her authority on the first night. She even tried to have a conversation with Kat and I one day but sadly our Russian only goes as far as 'thank you' so we had no idea what she was saying. Hours on the train: 137 Countries visited: ...
... the journey, not only separated from Moscow by several time zones but were now on a different continent altogether! 6) Fellow passengers As I mentioned earlier, it was a huge relief to know that we were able to share a cabin with Valya and Erast, as Valya's English and her ability to relay her extensive knowledge of the train journey proved invaluable. Beyond that, the two of them proved to be wonderful company and it was amazing that hours could pass so ...
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