Baikal Business Centre Hotel
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... the part of Russia that the Decemberists were exiled to following one or another revolution, and was originally the border between Russia and China. The town was mainly wooden buildings, and now about half of them remain (although they are not in the best condition). The plaques that are next to some of the key places (e.g. Monuments and cathedrals) regularly talk about the building being damaged in the great fire of 1927 or restored after the fire of 1921, etc. Seems ...
... see the video). Over and open fire our driver cooked a big pot of fresh fish soup (with the heads left on) and sweet black tea for lunch. We made it back, so all in all a very good day with tremendous scenery.
Question: How does one ask one's van driver something?... Answer: 'Linguistic free ride' again...say it in English to the woman from China who says it in Chinese to her daughter who says it in Russian to the driver whose answer is translated by ...
... stick to tea with lots of sugar although instant noodles
appear to be a favoured bedtime snack with our cabin mates. The
provodnitsas (serious cleaners) keep their
9, Second Class cabins spotless. They vacuum and wash the windows in
the hall 2 or 3 times per day. At the other equally exciting end of
the car are the 2 toilets where the provodnitsa (she who rules) tag
teams with her partner on the cleaning duties. They keep the
washrooms very ...
... br> After escaping again and making it back to our cabin it seemed that he just had to keep on passing by, giving me a tap on the way and waving me back to their cabin again. To which I responded ‘Sorry, not coming’!
We had a time change and about 8.30pm new local time he passes by again but this time he had shirt on! I forgot to mention that during our previous encounters he had managed to give me a couple of big, sweaty, ‘Bear ...
... if you're standing lakeside, the worlds deepest lake looks much different than the worlds shallowest lake?
We've had a couple of people suggest that the Trans Siberian was a bucket list item for them and that they were looking for the details of our experience. I wish I could say that the Murder On The Trans Siberian Express came alive for us, with Hercule Poroit (or former super-cop, DH) solving a vodka-fueled ...