Travel Blogs from Krasnoyarsk
... Had some sandwiches for lunch, trying to use the last of my bread, salami and cheese. Its 11am on the train but 3pm locally, so its either an early lunch, or a late lunch.
There are less stops today as towns are getting further spaced apart the further east we go. I have so far done 2559 kilometres on this train. Its amazing how the day just slips by. Can't say I've been bored yet. Still enjoying just watching the scenery go by. I made myself a coffee and went and drank it ...
... being a short back and sides with a curly peroxide toupee flop on top! She does the night shifts and a chap called Serge is on days. If you approach the loo near her compartment she barks 'niet!' Pointing to the other end of the carriage and the opposite loo. We think this because she uses the closer loo as her personal smoking booth. It is worth noting that There is NO toilet paper in either loo on this leg and it becomes apparent that the overall appearance of a carriage ...
... stopped very suddenly a few times and you were nearly thrown for your bunk. We were climbing, twisting & turning all night which of course you notice sooooo much more when you can sleep. Ian get up at 7.45 as he cant stand the pain anymore, while I try and have a lie in which doesn't last long. Ian takes his normal stance at the corridor window with a cup of black Tetley's. I won't bore you with more scenery detail at this point because to be honest it hasn't changed ...
... hilariously small; half a slice of Swedish-size loaf, with several slices of cheese on top. I could, quite comfortably, eat it in two bites; I could even get it all in at once, but that would be piggy. I'm not remotely disappointed by it's size; on the contrary, I love it! I eat my amusing sandwich in five small bites and read my book until my phone is ready.
Then I go and stand in 2nd class for a while. Even here the windows don't open properly, they just tilt, ...
... Yekaterinburg station a young girl
came bouncing in and jumped onto the seat next to me – she obviously didn’t
expect her compartment to be invaded as her face dropped when she saw us!
Clearly she was hoping to have some alone time with her boyfriend and we were
cramping her style! Sean being Sean straight away asked if they speak English
and lucky for us, one of them did. It would have been a long 3 day train trip
if neither ...
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