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- Room service
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... The train left at 5.50pm. We had to do it all again for the Mongolian officials 20 minutes down the track. Toilets are closed 20 minutes before and after main stations. We arrived in Ulaan Bataar at 5.50am after being woken at 4.30am (once again to enable us to use the toilets!) So it was a pleasure to get to our hotel and have a shower and a snooze before breakfast! And the start of another ...
... pleased to see the tourists go!
It was great to get off the train and check into a hotel, but by the time we were all sorted out it was really quite late and we all wanted dinner. Unfortunately there wasn't much open at 11pm on a Thursday night in Irkutsk, but we got lucky with a German Bierhaus which sold decent German food and beer (along with Newcastle Brown Ale on tap, which was an unexpected bonus for the Geordie in our group). ...
... will only inflict minor wounds."job7IuIuuuu7Can you imagine lying on the ground, a bear lunging over you and you are waiting until it stops inflicting minor wounds on your body?
Some call me calm, cool, yes, even lazy. But I doubt I'd have the 'sang froid' to wait for the minor wound infliction stage.
Fortunately my courage is not tested, and soaking wet with honest sweat I return at the chalet. A shower, a hearty breakfast and a new man is ready for the day.
We like to ...
... of all long distance trains are posted up in Moscow time, correlating to the times printed on our tickets. So we have to keep a grasp on the difference between Moscow time and local time to ensure we catch our trains! When we leave Irkutsk on Sunday, our ticket says 0253, but fortunately it will actually be 0753 in local time, which won't feel as bad! Assuming that Mongolia, unlike Russia, still keeps 'summer time' we will gain ...
... is the name of the game. The shower sounds exciting but the water is tepid, and it's more of a dribble than a torrent, still its really nice not sharing washing facilities with hoardes of travellers. Having said that, there are only ourselves and a young couple from Chester in the whole of our carriage. Trying to take photo's through the dusty windows was tricky, so at our next stop John decided he would try to throw water at the window to clean it. ...