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... berth cabin as inquisitors once they realise I'm English. "Do you like Putin?" "Are Russian women more beautiful than English women?" "Is English coffee better than Russian coffee?" "Alex Ferguson?" Their disbelief that a Western European would travel this way takes another well-aimed swipe at the Trans-Siberian tourist legend. It's about time I improved my ...
... the state hall, and enjoyed another sit down in the sun and some people watching.
Our train was at 4.15 and this journey was the big one. Forty eight hours from Irkutsk to Ekaterinburg. We settled into compartment seven of carriage 15 with our usual cabin makes but there was a slight change to our routine at dinner time. Having used up all of our Chinese noodles on the last train we decided to keep it local in Russia and bought some instant mashed potato that could ...
... getting off at 6:40am (local time). We both set our alarms on our phones but Carol set hers an hour earlier than I did just in case the 1 hour time zone change didn’t change on the alarm clock setting (which it didn’t). As it turned out though our carriage attendant lady woke us up in plenty of time to get sorted out before arriving at Krasnoyarsk.
Monday 21st July
We had learned from experience ...
... down to the efforts of the provanistas - these two clearly lacking in this department!
We find our cabin empty, the other bunks are made but nobody is about, we sit on our empty bunks, waiting, looking at the possessions of our fellow travellers, hunting for clues to an identity. We spot German on book faces, two pairs of shoes, one pair look like an older gents, a kind of beige pimpsol, and a tidy arrangement of snacks... We wait, but so far so good.
After a few ...
I'm not sure if I've said so yet, or whether you know already; but Russian train tickets always show Moscow time, rather than the local time. I don't know the reason for this, but I do know that it's rather annoying from the point of view of a traveller! So whenever you are going somewhere by train, you have to be aware of the time difference between Moscow and where you are.
The train pulls into Irkutsk station at 10.29 pm, Monday evening Moscow time; 2.29am ...