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... barrier. After a semi exposed shower (eh I'm not shy) it was off to bed.
Dealing with a sore throat for a couple days I started to feel some pain creeping toward my ear. With a little advise from a US doctor I went in search of some Amoxicillin and Clavulanate. $10USD later at the local аптек 72; I had my 7 day supply. Luckily Russia doesn't require a prescription. After ...
After a very restless night on the train, lots of jerking to a halt and starting off again, we pulled into Novgorod at 8 am and got transferred to the very imposing and Stalin era-inspired Hotel Sadko. Novgorod, New Town in Russian, is a beautiful and apparently the oldest, and at many times over the centuries, the richest town in Russia, dating back to 859 AD.
Our guide today, Natasha, was fantastic. She gave us more of ...
... plenty of time and settled into to our couchette, home for the next 78hrs! We pulled out of Moscow station at about 9.30 and were heading towards Siberia. Our two "room mates" were Alec and Leo, both Russians. Leo was going to Mongolia to build a metal works and spoke even less English than we spoke Russian, but was very friendly. Alec was also very friendly and spoke a little bit of English, as with the last sleeper he ended up acting as translator. Unfortunately ...
... rivers. The Kremlin was built in the 16th century but quite a bit of it has had to be reconstructed. For 120 roubles I was able to walk along the top of the walls which gave fantastic views of the city and the Volga river. After walking about 2/3 of the walls, I came back down by the main entrance gatehouse where there was a display of WW2 military vehicles, including a T34 tank and a Katusha rocket launcher. ...
... preserve them. Some date back to the 1500s. The big churches are stunning, especially given not a single nail was used in their construction. Just carefully shaped logs. The buildings are set within a beautiful wooded setting. But I have to admit that after a while, I found myself getting a bit bored. I stopped at the cafe for lunch, had a bliny with honey and some red Russia tea (I think). Disappointing fare. It seems to be bloody hard to get good food ...
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