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Travel Blogs from Ulan Bator
... heart and liver of one sheep all thrown in to a steaming pot of hot broth
*On his birthday, as it is "sooooooo delicious" he loves to eat the head of a sheep, including its cheeks and eyes
*In the summer he loves drinking fermented mare's milk - although hard to believe, it is apparently "soooooo delicious"
*And for no other reason, but simply because it is "soooooo delicious" he is often partial to Marmot. A marmot is a rodent (think big ...
... from the previous train popped into the same cafe. We were pretty shocked to find out that Shiela the 77 year old had had a bad accident and has had to cancel the rest of the trip. After exploring the whole area of Litsvyanka, we then took a bus back to Irkutsk and on our way home from the bus stop we went to the market that I've been desperately wanting to go to since we arrived. We bought some cheap but nice fruit and some very nice looking bread for the next train ...
... Trolley Lady - Refreshment Provider
Every couple of hours, as you watch Russia pass by from the comfort of your 4* luxury cabin a little Russian lady would appear at your door, she had a trolley which carried 4 packets of salted peanuts, a bag of cheese crisps, 2 bottles of coca-cola and a couple of bags of sweets. She would ask/shout something in Russian and gesture to her fine selection of expensive out of date confectionery, to which we would politely shake our ...
... and drive on the wrong side of a multi-lane highway (like a 3 lane version of Nepean Highway) for no reason other than he was bored of the traffic. I've hesitated to upload videos to the blog because they take so long, but you really need to watch this one, it's at the very bottom of the blog post.
The hospital itself was pretty scary looking, an old Soviet building with cracked tiles, glass that has turned opaque over the years, linoleum covering everything, ...
... interactive Movie/TV player built into the chair in front, so we spent hour after hour watching our choice of cooking shows, Spongebob Squarepants, NCIS and so on and didn't even touch the iPad. On top of that, we were fed a nice lunch, a nice dinner, the plane didn't go missing, and what more can you ask for really? The arrival in Shanghai meant that we would have to clear immigration in China as the flight converted from an International to a Domestic, whereas we expected that ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking