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... of a Siberian manor. The temperature has dropped considerably. Underneath the hotel is a micro brewery, so where else to go for some dinner before sleep! Unfortunately last shower was on 8th September and hotel currently has no hot water until 8pm tomorrow! Least we will be comfy ...
... leaky plastic bag. Btw - I found out later that it was only 3-4 degrees at the depth the guide normally goes to - 54 meters! The most you're allowed to dive to on air is 40m - you need a special mix of gasses to go any deeper (safely) because the nitrogen starts to become toxic under pressure and can give you hallucinations. By 60 meters the oxygen becomes toxic (if I remember correctly). Have finally found a nationality that are more reckless divers than the Americans ...
... On the up side of our restaurant
car experience, we met some nice New Yorkers and an Indian studying
in New York and his Canadian travelling companion who teaches in
London Englnd. There was a group of Germans there too, but we didn't
meet them. All was convivial in our little U.N. pectopah on rails.
So far we have gone through 5 time
zones and 5185 km of: Steppe (prairie land); crossed the Ural
Mountains (bumps with birch and pine ...
... where we got to see a commemorative march for the ‘Blue Berets’, an air force group that has its National day of celebration on August 2nd. They were meeting at the War Memorial as we got there, wearing their spiffy uniforms of blue and white striped tank tops and blue berets. They may also have been wearing camouflage or uniform jackets over the top. As we wandered around the churches and the riverside walk nearby they had their service, which ...
... Well with a bit of help from the other guy and a young couple who spoke a bit of English we shared some information about where he was from and where we were from and why and where he and we were going next.
Managed to get a photo of him, his wife and the young couple in a cabin but it was a bit dark so we thought when they get off we can ask for another photo outside in a better light. Well there was a bit a queue to get off and they were at ...