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... is the problem. It's past midnight, or is it?
We sleep on giant leather sofas - it costs - in a quiet area, roped off with a thick red rope and watched over by a lady at a desk with glasses and a reading lamp who wrote down all our details after checking our detailed tickets.
We awoke at six to discover it was five. We ate two left-over meat and onion pies, purchased on the platform at Mariinsk, 3715 km from Moscow, at our warm hotel.
... smokers to provide a light), among the Russian women selling smoked fish and filled breads that you can buy to eat for next train lunch. These platform stops also allow the train attendants to perform their rigorous safety checks, a highly technical process involving hitting bits of the train at random along its length with a hammer or a crow bar. Presumably, if something falls off or breaks, it's time for an MOT. Between meals and working ...
... journey of the trip Gemma broke out the Uno and we had a couple of games, which Wendy somehow won. The others then went for a drink in the dining car but after the long day and filling meal I fell asleep in my bunk listening to On The Steps of Central Asia by Borodin.
I have no idea where the train was when I fell asleep but according to the timetable we were in Krasnoyarsk at three in the morning so I've decided that is where this blog entry will show up on the map.
... then caught up on computer stuff. Carol trying to get our bookings changed at Irkutsk and Lake Baikal so that we have longer at the Lake but spend the last night at Irkutsk to make it easier to get the train 9am on next Sunday morning (Lake Baikal is 64km away from Irkutsk so trying to negotiate that on a Sunday morning, we figured, could result in our missing the train).
Because of organising bookings and snoozes etc. we ...
... With it being a much more relaxed kupe D get a better night's sleep on the train - I think we all do!
Most of the daytime is spent joking, snoozing, taking snaps of scenery and hoping off at station stops to pick up supply's from the kiosks or the local platform sellers with their hand made produce.
Later on we all head to the restaurant car for a drink, it turns out to be about 5 carriages up the train, which is quite tricky to navigate to, along corridors, ...