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Today we arrived at Ulan-Ude very close to the Mongolian border. We headed off after breakfast to the city square where we saw their best monument, a giant head of Lenin. When we say giant, we mean huge!!! Apparently he is the Guinness Book of Records. I don’t know where the rest of
him is but he would make one huge statue if he was whole!
We then drove out into the country and the country-side has changed a great deal. Up until now we have ...
... and showed us pictures, on his smart phone, of Astana and of his wife and family. We responded with photos of family on our lap top but for the first time realized we did not have photos of Australian (or British) cities to show. I mean only tourists take those sorts of photos, right?
When it came to lunch time Igor pulled out ‘bags of’ tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs and cucumbers plus a large loaf of bread and some kind ...
... we went out for dinner at local restaurant, good cheap food. We then visited the river, followed by a search for the bus station. We unknowingly found the station after walking around a less than favorable part of town. By now it was getting late. Everyone went home for a good nights sleep.
Logistics day in preparation for Mongolia. Jamie and I took the opportunity to do laundry, but first we had to figure ...
... blocks formed by the wind. The cliff face here shaped like a women's face. A fisherman had parked his motorbike up here, Sergei explained this had been done in advance of the thinning ice. The rest is Bullets for the moment Vodka on ice - picnic on the bonnet New Devon army sticker for Sergei collection Lunch - soup, bowl of fish, fried potato, seaweed Journey back - deep snow stop Long Sunset Hostel ...
... the Old Believers came out into the open again and rebuilt their churches and communities. They still keep themselves to themselves and the Old Believer village we visit is a 70 km drive south of Ulan Ude, which in the city’s rush hour and along roads churned up and pot-holed by the severe winter weather (it was a balmy 13 below during our visit) took us nearly two hours. We visit one of the village houses and the local church, but undoubtedly the best part of ...