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... the last 50 km I rode on the motorway!
Not very pleasant, but "hei", somehow I must get into this city, signs which forbids anything to bicycles do not exist. Anyway, make sense, why to have such signs for only one bike!
I just rolled inside a huge swarm of cars towards this enormous place, by the way, Moscau is the most populated city in Europe, not London and Istanbul is partly in ...
... in bright reds, yellows and greens.
First impressions of Moscow ? Whilst I relaxed straight away and preferred Moscow to St Petersburg, Kevin felt differently. He didn't like the atmosphere and didn't feel comfortable:-(. We just chilled during our first day here - last 5 weeks have been hectic and I think it caught up with us ! Lovely hostel but ...
... are around red square and want some cheap food, go into the GUM store and go to the top floor and look for the flower symbol. All the restaurants with the symbol are cheap canteen style restaurants.
We ate a meat parcel, chicken and noodle soup, stuffed vine leaves and a lasagna type thing. The lady we ordered from spoke English so we were OK on that front.
On the way out of red square, we saw a man angle grinding on the top of ...
... to close. Of course there was very little left on the buffet so we stuffed ourselves with what stale scraps we could find, only to realise that the fresh food was on its way - they were waiting for us. When it arrived we were all too stuffed to eat any more. Not to worry, we got unpacked and down for a few scoops in the bar before bedtime. Mind you, drink's not cheap in ...
... it we pulled into Irkutsk - it's honestly been more of a drag getting an hour's train in England!
We chose to do the next leg of the journey in 2nd (shared) Class (hopefully less Brits!).
Travelling overnight on a train is a roll of the dice in terms of who you end up sharing with and for this leg we rolled a double six, sharing the cabin with Jenny and Jorgen, the couple we met on Olkhon Island (from Denmark)!! We ...