Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Center
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After riding from Adler, near Sochi, through Volgograd and to Perm in 2nd class carriages it was a treat to get on a 1st class carriage to Irkutsk. I had wanted to take Train 2, the Rossiya, from Perm to Irkutsk, and then on to Vladivostok. This is the classic Trans-Siberian train. However, the timing didn't work out from Perm to Irkutsk, so we …
... us up. Only the official ice road is your vehicle insured for. Sergie also knows the ice better than Jack as is either doing tours or fishing when he is not on shift as a firefighter. He was also born on the island a aboriginal of the local tribe. Heading out of the village we drove down thru sand dunes onto the ice. Our first stop with a big smile on his face was with a handbrake turn. We stopped by ...
The attendant came and woke us up earlier than any of us had set an alarm. We packed up our bags and said goodbye to Wagon #7 we had arrived at Irrkust. Somewhat lost in translation we where ready to walk to the hostel before the tour, as we walked out of the station I see Katherine Smith on an A4 bit of paper. Jack had come to meet us! Fantastic, we headed into the station to use the ATM and then off we went to the bus. I said to Jack ...
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My final day before getting off at Irkutsk, which isn't until just after 9pm but I'm happy as there is only so much you can take on a train for 4 days. Covered 5 time zones now on this one train and I'm starting to feel it. On a plus note my blisters are much better from the rest I've had!!
I wake to find I have acquired a new room mate somewhere along the line during the night. His name apparently is Steve, ...
The following few days will all show as me being in Irkutsk as that's where I have finally got of the train, however these days cover me traversing from Moscow to Siberia.
So the big day finally arrived and to say I was excited is an understatement, boarding the Trans-Siberian line train number 044 to head off across the vast wilderness of Russia. This line eventually splits at Irkutks with one train heading off ...
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