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Siberia! No, scratch that, Siberia in winter! My Siberian Airlines flight from Beijing touched down in Novosibirsk - Russia's third largest, but certainly not third most interesting, city - at 11am with the temperature at -19C. Stepping out of the shabby international terminal, it was so unbelievably cold that it was difficult to breathe. It was as …
... Iran and all the Central Asian states, though it was by no means certain that at least one of the cars was going to make it the rest of the way to UB.
We again left the main road and took some tracks heading into the mountains in the west of the country. Passed a few small lakes and must have gradually climbed higher and higher because we came to the top of a pass with a large Ovoo, (shrine) and after looking at what was down that pass we all ...
... been bugged with rust from the original tank gumming up the
fuel pipe and filters. The little black MG TC is also off to a workshop – but
only because it has a cracked exhaust manifold, minor compared to some of the
other troubles that need fixing inside 24 hours, which is rather remarkable
given that the crew had no end of advice not to enter a TC.
The rest-day has been far from restful for most, although it has been a useful
... and there is nothing here. It is a railway town at the junction of the three major lines in Russia. It is the biggest train station in Russia and it is massive. It is a transit stop for me and I have already booked my next train to Yekateringburg for tomorow morning. I think that will also be a transit stop, overnight.
I will look around here today and might put up a few pics this arvo.
... br> On arrival at the airport he was still grumpy but I have never seen someone so shocked and to perk up when I left him the 50 as a tip. I hate paying over the odds and getting ripped off, even if it's only a euro but if someone is honest in their dealings with me they're more likely to get a tip over a scowl.
The airport was on the small side with so many x-ray machines to walk through and the usual hurdy gurdy scrum slash queues they ...