Baikal Business Centre Hotel
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... time playing games
and drawing together, but mostly they watch movies on the flat screen
TV above the door. For them this is just another long commute home,
for us it is a great and long dreamed of adventure – perspective.
The 2 engine 11 car train doesn't make
the slightest chugging or clacking sound because it is electric
powered and the rails are welded together which eliminates the
classic railroad sounds of oral history. Our ...
... lady who seemed more experienced in dealing with ‘spies in Russia’. All smiles and please board the train, no problem, Phew!
As one of the last to board we had a clear walk through the carriage to ours. Met at the door by a stony faced lady (who we think had thought she had had the cabin to herself until then). She moved out for us to get our bags in. We have had a problem with Carol’s bag in that the handle will not telescope all ...
... with a chip on his shoulder. He snatched the ticket out of Sing Yi's hand mumbling something in Russia and motioned for everyone to board. This guy was crazy and by the time we arrived at the ferry the front right tire was flat after some faster than prudent driving. No problem him though, he replaced it with another sketchy tire as we crossed on the ferry. Soon we stopped at another village to pickup some more passengers. The van stalled during the ...
... but it was still very hot and difficult to sleep. I thought about opening the window but it would have woken the Russian girl. The window was a bit of a silly design. My throat and head started feeling weird and I hoped very much that I wasn't getting another cold. Since it was just the Russian girl, Sverre and I, I felt comfortable sticking my legs out from underneath the sheet. But at 2am, the door slammed open and then suddenly someone was standing on my bed ...
... you need to understand the attraction that has us willing to endure the next three + days - try reading his Russian stories. With his blend of French and Russian he captures the enigmatic beauty of where we now find ourselves).
We departed on time from Perm at 10:11pm local time on 16 Feb 14 and were scheduled to arrive in Irkutsk at 7:27am local time on 19 Feb 14. That's a long time on a train. We passed the time doing the blog, watching ...