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Travel Blogs from Krasnoyarsk
... Peter and Andrea. The beer thing is a new one for D. Not being a fan of beer D finds it more to her taste with a shandy style mix of 7UP. However still a million miles from a good New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which in Russia is as rare as hens teeth and the poor red you can buy being 10x the price of a beer and the best part of a days budget.
Watered we pay for our drinks and wait for our 40 roubles change (80p). When it arrives it turns out to be a little chocolate box style ...
... new soldier boy and a new tanned lady in an orange and green t-shirt. Lady in pink has also been replaced by a lady in roses and leopard print.
Feeling the need to escape the all-Russian atmosphere of my carriage I decide to seek out the dining car for some respite from porridge and pot noodles, and if I'm lucky; some company :o) The new lady opposite me is rather nice actually, she helped me out when I was cleaning our shared table, holding stuff up so i could ...
... a couple of Russians drinking vodka while chewing on bread. I perused the menu, nothing really jumped out that we would call breakfast. I saw some savory pancakes which took my fancy but when I tried to order these I was referred to the section on sandwiches. Ok, a sausage sandwich it is then. The description of the sausage was "boiled and smoked". When it arrived it bore a closer resemblance to a roll of Devon in the form of ...
... there is only a spacious corridor which one can use to stretch legs and enjoy the view on the countryside.
For the first few hours our co-passengers was a russian couple, who had just been to the Dominican Republic, but they left on the same day and we had the compartment to ourselves for the night which was good in terms of better air quality. Early in the morning two new co-passengers boarded the train: two salesmen from Kazachstan, who were ...
... and bituminous ebony mascara applied with a deft left hand.
A ploughed paddock of dark black soil appears. And then some low green crops. Then as the landscape falls away to the north from the train tracks I spy a large orderly landscape of big cropped paddocks and tree lots. Then we're back into closed beech forest and suddenly an abandoned Lada sedan overgrown with bracken.
It's overcast and foggy out. Train's pulling in to a station. Time to stretch the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Pets allowed