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Travel Blogs from Irkutsk
... br> weeds, white birch and red pines. Everyone has huge gardens filled
with potatoes and cucumbers so one could forage I suppose. I'm sure
the outcome in winter would be quite different when the landscape is
resplendent with snow and 50 below zero temperatures. Perhaps again
it is all about perspective – no, 50 below is 50 below.
One car down from us is the pectopah
and if you were following along with the earlier posts you will
remember that ...
... he wasn’t hearing me say ‘Only speak English, No Russian’.
He stopped by and came in to our cabin for another attempt of communicating and in the process, "Sat on Hilda’s bed"!! We thought, Oops! Here goes WWIII. But no she kept quiet until after he left then, while muttering loudly, straightened out her messed up quilt again.
Well he ‘got me’ again in the corridor later but again I managed to get away. ...
... was feeling quite ill and heavy headed. Just as I was getting to bed though, a lady came in with a baby and a stroller. Sverre, the gentleman, helped her find a place for the awkward sized stroller and the woman then managed to form a little canopy so that the baby and her could sleep in peace. That night was also very hot and we had the window open but I had to close it since lots of mosquitoes were coming in. It was also very humid so yet another sleepless ...
... Lens that means you can point your phone's camera at various languages and it translates it for you on the fly. It's frankly amazing. Soon everyone from our carriage was craning their necks around my phone in awe as we could immediately tell that this random building was "Russia Post" and this other one was "Shop - milk, bread, smokes, alcohol". As the day carried on, we occupied ourselves drinking tea, eating snacks, taking photos, and chatting with people on the train, so ...
... and he was a Japanese guy who had just finished his masters. I'm guessing the restaurant car was probably a little far to stretch a students budget. Although we all spoke to each other in English for a bit, it was evident that we had 3 native English speakers and 4 German speakers so we inevitably always end up breaking into two groups! Well after dinner it was back to my cabin and bed time beckoned. It's a wonderful life, get up, eat, watch sunset, eat and ...