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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 ...
... they arrive, two Germans on a tour, we do handshakes and a quick introduction. D rolls out some pigeon German from her school days, which turns out to be quite useful. Peter has just turned 60 and his partner Andrea, a little younger, has booked them both on a tour to celebrate his birthday, the tour includes a group of about 15 Germans spread out amongst the other compartments on the carriage.
Once the grumpy provanista dishes out the bedding to us and the other new ...
... local time. I'm travelling third class this time, in carriage 13, berth 23. I'm keen to get on board and settled, the sooner that's done the sooner I should be able to get some kip.
Where first class has two beds per compartment and second class has four; third class doesn't really have compartments. If you like, on the one side the two bunk beds are in the same position as those in second class but there are no doors and a row of bunk beds run longways down ...
... the Hostel owner into the Stolby Natiional Reserve - the hostel specialises on tailored trips out into the Siberian wilderness and then tried to get to the very famous dam which is one of the largest in the world and is opened once every two years so they have built a giant blow crane to hoist the boats over! We were unsuccessful as it meant getting 4 buses and a taxi wanted over £100 one way despite ...
... laptop to
show us where our hostel was and step by step directions as to how we would get
to it! They even stayed with us at the train station until we were collected by
a colleague of our friends. Overall 3 days on a train isn’t too bad – until the
locals pull out dried fish! Now that is a smell that is really hard to get used
to, but I think it’s part of life on the train.
Krasnoyarsk really surprised us! ...