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... at Novosibirsk. They were a very nice, Russian father and daughter pair (she about 13 years old) and although we couldn’t converse with them (apart from letting them know we were on our way back to Australia) we could easily translate the international teenager facial expressions as she rolled her eyes etc., when he tried to show her where things should go etc. (More Duh! Than Dah!)
We had the two bottom bunks but even though ...
... 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 ...
Train 10... Novosibirsk > Irkutsk 36 hours (GMT +7)
Boarding the train (in the now small hours) D informs me she is a little nervous about this leg, to which I point out...'but you say that before EVERY leg!' ;)
However good bunk chums does make or break a journey, so the nerves are understandable. Boarding the train we are met by a real dragon of a provanista. She is short and stocky, a heavy smoker in her 50s, has no neck and the usual peculiar hair do, this ...
... You would not believe what else the venders are trying to sell us, everything from smoked fish?? hung on a hangers, smoked chicken??, croissant and meat?? The beers are cold so must be drunk immediately back to our favourite corridor where Bill produces some pistachio nuts and we all spend a pleasant few hours drinking and talking while throwing nut shells out the window. Our sleep last night was just as uncomfortable, we are still not getting used to the parcel shelf firmness. ...
... dad, saying what I assume means that we look alike. Then she points at my notebook, and at the view out the window, am I writing about what I see? I nod yes, more or less. Then we pull into the station and I help her get her bag to the platform and, now that she's no longer a stranger, she's gone.
I escape to the dining car again - it's empty, again - and ask for a cheese sandwich and a water so I can sit there while charging my phone. The cheese sandwich arrives. ...