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... restaurant is spelled with Cyrillic characters.
Like so many visitors, that is the first word I learned to read. You
may surmise why. It was nice to visit for a bowl of OK borscht or can
of OK beer, but the guys who look after it are not of the maternal
hen ilk and the place needs a good scrub. They looked bored and a
little unhappy at their plight and probably receive some
'tut-tutting' however that is spelled in Russian from their
... we know he is at the door gesturing for me to go to their cabin. His wife was there (nice lady) who spoke a couple of words of English but not really much help. So again he tried to talk to me, very forcibly I might add, using signs demonstrating sleeping and kissing!! I thought this is getting a bit worrying!
So far I have failed to mention that this guy is nearly as wide as he is tall with big hands which he consistently wanted me to shake and ...
... In the morning, I noticed that the guy on the other top bunk had morphed into a different guy which explained some of the noise last night. He didn't speak much and the mother with the baby slept until late. Our train was due to arrive in Moscow at 11am so we ate brekky, packed up our stuff and cleaned our side of the cabin. The mother with the baby got up and tidied her area and then went to the bathroom and I casually watched over her baby since I had a ...
... t long before everyone started to get tired and wanted to go to bed. It was 10.30pm, but the sun was only just setting. It was a restless sleep for everyone for different reasons. The tour guide that thought Jess and I would be detained couldn't sleep because her cabin-mates were terrible snorers. I went to sleep quickly but I woke up about 2am thinking "wow this train is really jolting". During the day, the sound of the tracks was "click-clack click-clack.. (gap) ... ...
Apologies to Eric Newby for stealing his book title but I could not think of anything better. Having been out of contact with civilisation for some days I have a lot to write but am writing slowly as I know some of you can't read fast. We have now been on the Trans Siberian train for a little over three days, the longest stretch on this adventure, and covered over 3200 miles at an average speed of 45mph. There are three classes on the train, each carriage has two toilets and ...