Travel Blogs from Krasnoyarsk
... These people must have a tough life and they must be quite poor. But I wonder if they're happy? In the end that's what's important.
Just had a half hour stop in Krasnoyarsk, a major industrial city in Siberia. And it shows. A grey, kind of dismal place with a lot of the soviet era concrete apartment blocks everywhere. But just after leaving the station, we crossed the Yenisey River, the longest river in Siberia and we crossed it on the longest bridge in Siberia (over ...
... After a couple of hours stopped for breakfast the sun came out and allowed me to enjoy the bends. Couple of short sharp showers during the day made we wonder about camping again which was my plan, but as I had lost another hour, and as I stumbled across a motel past my intended stop for the day I thought go with that. As it turned out for £15 I could get a hot meal shower and secure parking for bike. With a terrifying big dog on watch. Usual soup and bread for dinner ...
... surprising that they use the train as a way of earning a living as they are really remote, they have huge allotments I guess they need to be self sufficient out here. Ian gets off with Bill a few times to find yet more cold beers ( not alcohol free) which they eventually do at about 120 rur for 2 bottles not bad stuff. If you get off you really do have to keep a good eye on the guard as there is no blowing of the whistle to get back on the train it just slowly pulls way from the ...
... open the book to find a map, and trace the route from Beijing through to Moscow with my finger. Encouraged by our interaction, I search in my passport for my visa, where my name is written in Russian, point to it and say 'Amanda'. She smiles and nods, but doesn't offer me her name, so I take out the photo of the four of us from my 18th birthday and show her. Now she speaks in English, managing 'marzer, farzer, sister' while point at each in turn. Then she points at me ...
... the whole country. The best solution to this is to fix all trains to one time
zone, no matter where you are in the country. Moscow being the capital city,
this would be the obvious choice to use, so all trains in Russia run on Moscow
time (GMT =4 hours). An example of how
this works is if a train is leaving Krasnoyarsk at 6am Moscow time in reality
it leaves at 10am from Krasnoyarsk. You can imagine how confusing this is when
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