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... and renewal with bright blue or bright green tin roofs on some houses. Each house still has a fenced off piece of land, it still doesn't look as if much is growing, despite general lusciousness elsewhere. A station platform. Disappointingly no smoked fish or fur hats here, just ice creams sold out of cardboard boxes and a long goods train carrying roadstone. The station bridge doesn't have steps down onto our platform, ...
... Back in Irkutsk we visited Kazansky Church. It's pink walls and turquoise domes topped with gold crosses looked more like a fairy tale castle. The inside was completely covered in paintings and gilt. All the flowers inside were fresh and the perfume was lovely. Beautiful chandeliers too.
We drove a couple of hundred kms and parked at a truckstop for the night.
Well it was a late start for the first leg on the train from Moscow, I ambled along the platform reading off the carriage numbers as I went in the half darkness to find the imposing carriage attendant standing at the door in her trench coat and Russian rail issue fluffy hat, I'd done a couple of trains in Russia now so confidently handed over my ticket and passport, much scrutinising later and then came the query of "bilyet, bilyet"! Whilst I was a tad concerned and starting to ...
... to. It might be downhill from here.
Wills seemed very content. He was armed with gluten free pot noodles, (thanks to Leona) a treat bag full of Haribo and a kindle full of the West Wing. He could nap when he wanted to so what more would he want? It was a bit like seeing him get to Glastonbury and just lie in the mud for 4 days. Coincidentally, they gave us a little pack when we arrived on the train which contained slippers and other useful items. It ...
... of unknown filling, cheese, gherkins, bread and so on. Another routine breaker is going to the restaurant car for proper food (by this I mean food not out of a packet) and drinks. One lunch we tried the 'business lunch' where you get salad, soup, meat and rice and sweet tea for about £6. It was pretty good except for the dill that seems to appear somewhere on nearly every savour dish in Russia (for more on this visit www.facebook.com/groups/186326061392049 a ...