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Travel Blogs from Irkutsk
... On the up side of our restaurant
car experience, we met some nice New Yorkers and an Indian studying
in New York and his Canadian travelling companion who teaches in
London Englnd. There was a group of Germans there too, but we didn't
meet them. All was convivial in our little U.N. pectopah on rails.
So far we have gone through 5 time
zones and 5185 km of: Steppe (prairie land); crossed the Ural
Mountains (bumps with birch and pine ...
... 8217; from the waist up (big muscular, hairy chest). From now on he is referred to as ‘Bear’.
Well still in Bear’s cabin with his wife and him still demonstrating kissing he wanted me to shake hands again. I thought I am not going to do that this time. I was getting worried as to what I might be agreeing to!
I thought I have had enough of this so I said something on the lines of:
“Well you see mate! It’s ...
... wouldn't have left him/her (not quite sure) if I wasn't in the cabin. She came back and tried to wake the baby up who really didn't want to wake up. It was quite amusing watching him/her push the mum's hands away and grab for the sheet when the mum dragged it away. Eventually the baby woke up. It looked at me and I smiled, it smiled back and then looked away. We played this game for a while until Sverre came in and the baby became mesmerized by him. It was ...
... click-clack". But now it was night time, the sound of the tracks was "click-clack click-clack click-clack click-clack" with no gaps. My suspicion that we were going way faster was confirmed when we passed another train that blew it's horn as we passed, and it flew by incredibly quickly. I'm not a scared flyer, but I do get a little nervous on landing, and I'm not a scared train passenger but now all I could think about was how if the train derailed and I survived then I would ...
... and is divided as follows; First Class Carriages - 9 compartments of 2 people therefore one toilet shared by 9 people Second Class Carriages - 9 compartments of 4 people therefore one toilet shared by 18 people Third Class Carriages - 54 bunk beds in a dormitory therefore one toilet shared by 27 people. The two attendants have their own compartment and one is on duty at any one time. Their job is to ensure the hot water boiler is kept going and to clean the loos. If ...
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