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well designed. There are 2 sets of upper and lower bunks. The lowers
fold away to make seating during the day. We are provided clean
sheets, a pillow, blanket and small towel. There is a small table to
share by the window, storage under the lower bunks and above the
entry door, and storage hatches that fold out from the wall for small
items. The AC works well except when we stop in the stations where it
stops too. We have slept fairly well and ...
... back in so it took a bit of juggling to work out how to stow our big bags under our seat. During this process I then committed what turned out to be a CARDINAL SIN!
I sat on the lady’s bed!
Well did she take off? Not a lady to be messing with as everything about her said big round and strong and very vocal! We got the gist of what she was telling the rest of the passengers, in between coming back into the cabin to straighten her ...
... the lower bunk), making up the top bunk on the otherside. I quickly made sure I was completely covered by a sheet and I heard the girl next to me doing the same. We woke up in the morning (I woke very early because of the heat and the funny feeling in my throat had developed into a full blown cold) to discover who had mad all the racket the night before. A helicopter engineer who was very friendly. He wanted to practice his English with us and we were more ...
NOTE: More pictures and a video at the bottom, underneath the text. This blog is a continuation from a previous blog, Making a Difference in Mongolia, which chronicled Jess and my stay in Ulaanbaatar as volunteers. With the volunteering complete, the border into Russia crossed, Jess and I are now "on holidays". As we will soon be using different modes of transportation as we tour Europe, it makes sense that we each have our own blogs. There are many like it, but this one is ...
... snow covered Siberian steppe roll by, and reading aloud as Cath did her stitching. I read a Gavin Lyall novel about the early days of the British secret service in pre-WWI. Lyall wrote these books near the end of his career so they have a polish that younger writers would not have had. It is a rollicking good tale. At longer stops of 20 minutes or more we would get off the train to stretch our legs, take photos, and sometimes buy bottled water and large ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Fitness/Health center