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I had planned a couple of days in Novosibirsk so that I could see the ballet at Russia's largest Opera and Ballet Theatre. From a poky office in the middle of London, the idea of a huge theatre in the middle of Siberia sounded too extraordinary to pass up (in my head it would be a Russian Fitzcarraldo).
Found a bed in Siberian Hostel, half full with Ukrainians ...
By now I was over half way and had settled into a bit of a routine. Get up, wash, have breakfast, read/stare out of window/play on phone, make lunch (pot noodle), read/stare out of window/play on phone, eat dinner, read/stare out of window/play on phone and then sleep. The highlight of my day would be watching subset and having dinner with Alex and Eric, such a fun couple. Not a lot ...
... several kiosks on the platform but wander across the tracks (yes!) and out and there is a supermarket right in the car park. Beer is about 70p a can, so I grabbed one for Ciaran and one for me, went in search of chocolate, found ear buds and wet wipes the remembered Will, the American in Ciaran's xarriage. Probably I should also have grabbed some for my compartment mates, amazing how well a cold beer goes down, but never mind. Info buzz: coke ...
... Yekaterinburg and Irkutsk and then flying from Khabarovsk to Tokyo. The train tickets I booked through Real Russia, as the man in seat 61 (www.seat61.com) recommends. He does also suggest comparing prices across different sites, which would be wise, as would booking a little more than a week in advance. There may be some connection between my booking close to time and not comparing. The flight from Khabarovsk to Tokyo ends up cheaper and much quicker (2.40 hrs vs ...
... photo stop. I think the ancients invented yellow after seeing a mustard field. It's deserving of its own color name. Today was our last day with Steve the elder who flies to Almaty, Kazakhstan tomorrow for a few days before heading home via London. It will make names easier for the sake of blogging but his wise words and sensible advise will ...
Other places to stay in Novosibirsk
Lenina St., 21, Novosibirsk | 3 star hotelfrom $100
Dobrolyubov St., 2, Novosibirsk | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Vokzalnaya Hwy., 1, Novosibirsk | 3 star hotelfrom $92
Vostochny Settlement, 9A, Novosibirsk | Hotelfrom $149
Airport St., 88/8, Novosibirsk | Hotelfrom $134