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... as such, a massive theatre in its central square isn't quite as incongruous as I had imagined. Nevertheless, got very lucky in buying one of the last tickets to the Nutcracker on the opening Saturday night of the season. More incongruous was the sight of me in the best clothes I had (hiking boots, ripped shirt and ripped jeans (yes it was freezing outside, but I couldn't bring myself to take my horrendous jumper)) amongst the who's who of ...
... but I hope he didn't. I must admit that I did have some reservation that this might bore me to death or I might be stuck with some not so nice people but it was ok. I like the solitude of my cabin and had loads of fun at dinner time and station stops. I brought 2 magazines and a book with me to keep me occupied, but only managed to get through the magazines and didn't even start the ...
... Siberia (Stalin didn't come up with the Gulag system himself. He just reinstated a tsarist policy. One that he was a part of on several occasions). One of the most famous exiles was Dostoyevsky, exiled after his death sentence for revolutionary activities was commuted. On at least two occasions, he was nearly beaten to death by guards, once for complaining that there was dirt in his soup, the other for saving a drowning man the guard said to let drown. Thankfully my journey isn't ...
... to the train I wandered along a few carriages then hopped on. I think the chat with the attendant went; "I'm on (signal with hands) 10" "I can get on here?" The last transmitted by a simple 'da'. The supermarket seemed to be more popular with westerners, proportionally, than Russians. About 20 people made it in, at least 4 were western, yet there aren't 20% westerners on the train (get me, making a point using a fancy word like 'proportionally' and ...
Met Peter and Olga at Tinkoff brew house on Lenina St. The brews were okay, but nothing memorable. Olga P. came to join us. Had salad of creamy shrimp wrapped in smoked salmon, then a platter of sausages for the group. German type food, so after a few bites I had enough. We all left, Olga P on her own and we took a taxi to Peter and Olga house. Talked, ate, drank more beer. Walked back to Abiamka's all together, said goodbye to Peter and Olga; good ...
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