Friendship Holiday International Hotel
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... currently I am in Zabaykalsk, finishing this blog, and planning my continuation, which will be probably back north, around the Chinese boarder. I think, I take the train back to Chitta, and have to find out the distance from there to Vladisvostok.
I will make sure, to be there in time, by the 29/10, my boat leaves for Japan.
Imagine, being stuck there, with a Russian visa running out.....
... our chop (which didn't exist to begin with...) then he took my Home Return Permit and examined this card which he see for the first time in his life. Then we finally left for the city centre after being delayed for so many hours.
On our way towards the city centre, we saw buildings and architecture that only those in Moscow could match in the entire Russia. That's quite a shock really. When we arrived at the town ...
... for a long time since there were 3 vans and a coach in front of us. The boarder crossing itself was quite slow especially with the vehicles, our coach went through x-ray twice... At the immigration counters, at least one of the Russian officials knew a little bit Mandarin, when we were dropping stuff off at the x-ray machine, she said yi-ge yi-ge (one by one). Everything was very slow, but smooth. We succeeded leaving Russia!
... 8230;but they still have our passports…but the guidebook says that sometimes they might take our passports away for half an hour, so we hope/assume its okay. Then we're told to get off the train, and that we leave in 3 hours.
We sit in the station waiting room for about 10 minues, then decide to walk down the platform, where we see people crossing the bridge into town so think we might do the same – the train still ...
... brought supplies of pot noodles with them, and lived on them and snacks/drinks bought at the stations en route. There were a few sellers at the stations (including one that was selling huge teddybears, i dont know how much trade he would have had!), but mainly we would buy snacks and beers from the permanent 'produckti' stands at the station. I think in the summer there would be more individual vendors on the platforms.
We were surprised that we saw no ...