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The final few days in Mongolia were a real trial for us and also the car. Long days being pounded by the washboard surface of the rock strewn desert tracks. Our car suffered damage to the rear suspension and we spent 4 hours with the local population of Altay helping us rebuild the rear springs and mountings. The rear brake pipe was broken again …
... is a functional industrial city with not a whole lot for a casual visitor to get too excited about. Aside from its industrial and transport significance, Novosibirsk is most famous for its “Academic City” built during Soviet times on the outskirts of the city. Although Novosibirsk has one of Russia’s leading universities, the Academic City was designed and still functions, through its 25 different institutes, as the ...
Popping into Emma and Toni's cabin I got drawn into a game of *******, which I promptly lost. But by then we were drawing into Omsk, where the train would stop for 40 minutes. It was still 8 degrees outside but the sun was out and it was quite pleasant. We trooped out of the we train and took some photos, including some of an old steam locomotive that used to be used on the Trans Siberian. When I got back to the carriage, a guy had shown up selling boxes upon boxes of sweet ...
... by the time the train stopped at Ishim at 7:59 Moscow time, we'd covered 600km, 749km by Nazyvaevskaya at 10:05. Admittedly, the train left at 20:17 Moscow time-as soon as you are near the station you are taken back to Moscow time, with the clock covering the square showing that, two hours before local time. Having hit Omsk as I type this, we've lost another hour, UTC+7 till some time in the early hours, 2-3 am Moscow time, when we hit the next ...
... into our compartment with a tray full of vibrating massagers...and no matter how many times we say no...niet,niet,NIET! ...he just won't leave. At one point Mr Shady picks up the iPad under the tray having put his tray on top of it!...being spotted he quickly apologies...not quite sure if it was a genuine mistake but we managed to eventually boot and lock the pest out!
Arriving in Novosibirsk we catch a cab from ...
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