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... 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 ...
... me. For another, it would've tasted better and would've been a bigger meal. Not that impressed with the dining car but I've been told its hit and miss and very much depends on what train you're on. Hopefully my Irkutsk to Vladivostok train will have a better dining car. As I'm going to be getting off the train earlyish, I'm packing my pack tonight so I hopefully won't have to get up too early.
According to my guidebook, I've just crossed the halfway point between Moscow and ...
... 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 ...
Strange clocks and bookcases (with books to share) dotted along the main high street and piped music with the occasional public information message - it's unlike any Russian city we've been to so far and we LOVE it. There is a brilliant irish pub that even sells cider on tap... K is a happy lady and all the trees that line the streets are fake but light up at night...cue Radiohead....
Arranged a trip ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services