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... C. It is a real train station with platforms and train schedules.
We walk up and down the train. A train worker does the same, with a long hammer, and checks the axles by striking them and judging the sound. A nice bell like ring is a good sign. Just like the Old West. I listen with him. There is romance everywhere, for those with an eye for it.
All water tanks are emptied and the water slushes under the wagons onto the rails. Fifteen minutes before the stops ...
... across enormous distances, with no definite time zone or schedule to keep to - something that could not be further removed from our usual lives. The platform stops are getting colder and colder and snow on the ground is building up, which is preparing us for the coldest stint of out trip, on lake Baikal, a banana shaped lake frozen lake surrounded by Forrest, wolves and small villages to shelter in, and hope the blood returns one day to your ...
... t see any ale on pump. We also used the toilets in the hotel that had a slightly sleazy light fitting outside the facilities; it was a silhouetted woman in heels leaning over a snooker table, lit from behind. We stopped off for an ice cream in a pleasant little square with some nice fountains and bizarre bronze statues. I had a Mars ice crew, very Western, but Wendy being more immersive in the local history got herself a CCCP ice lolly. We ended up back in the main square, in ...
... Peter and Andrea. The beer thing is a new one for D. Not being a fan of beer D finds it more to her taste with a shandy style mix of 7UP. However still a million miles from a good New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which in Russia is as rare as hens teeth and the poor red you can buy being 10x the price of a beer and the best part of a days budget.
Watered we pay for our drinks and wait for our 40 roubles change (80p). When it arrives it turns out to be a little chocolate box style ...
... new soldier boy and a new tanned lady in an orange and green t-shirt. Lady in pink has also been replaced by a lady in roses and leopard print.
Feeling the need to escape the all-Russian atmosphere of my carriage I decide to seek out the dining car for some respite from porridge and pot noodles, and if I'm lucky; some company :o) The new lady opposite me is rather nice actually, she helped me out when I was cleaning our shared table, holding stuff up so i could ...