Travel Blogs from Irkutsk
... At times we passed great swathes that had died and exist only as broken trunks. Whether this was as a result of fire or disease is anyone's guess. Yes there are occasional willows and scrub prunus but for well over 3000km from St Petersburg to Omsk there is little but birch and the tough marsh grass is managed by burning, to fertilise and to allow the new shoots to rise. The burning also stops the build up of undergrowth in the birch groves, meaning that wild ...
... arranged in order along the line with the number of kilometres from Moscow against each entry. At every kilometre along the track there is a sign about the size of a number plate with the distance on it. The snag is that this sign is in most places very close to the train and flies past at 50 mph. After a while you become quite adept at squinting against the window and counting down to the next sign to read the number and thereby identify your exact position. When we left ...
... to the market. It was also a warm place out of the cold. Listvyanka is a fishing village and tourist location in the summer. In the winter there were a few Korean tourists but the rest were mostly Russians and locals. The fishing boats and lake ferries were frozen in the port.
After lunch we walked out on the ice again to look at the plate ice stacked in columns on the frozen lake. I added a few plates to a tall stack as ...
... rules of which confused our Swiss friends no end, despite their English being fantastic. I think it is far to say that details of the rest of the evening are a little hazy, but we had a great evening, drinking far too much vodka and laughing long into the night as the train continued through Mongolia to Ulanbataar. It was nice to have met some fellow English speaking travellers, after so long without really meeting anyone who we could chat ...
... 1491; 92; סינית לא רעה, שם התעקש 93; שלא להגיש לנו את האוכל והכרי 95;חו אותנו ללקט מנות חצי ...
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