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... probably because of reading the traditional Chiense words. Anyway, after that, we waited for 2 hours for the 4 other tourists (on the same coach) for some unknown reasons. In some sense, it was lucky that all the blame of the delay of the boarder crossing shifted to those people rather than us! To be honest, the Manzhouli boarder control looked so much grander than that in Zabaykalsk.
When leaving the gate of the ...
We arrived at Zabaykalsk at about half 5 in the morning. It was the 3rd day in a row we saw the sunrise. After getting off the train, we followed the stream of passengers and arrived at a bridge which crossed the railway station to the coach station. We took the coach where most Chinese chose (we could speak Mandarin). Everything was so swift, or put it this way, in a rush. The coach to the boarder line cost 100 rubles, then we needed ...
... in advance seemed quite keen!
We arrive at the border station, and pace our compartment wondering if we are meant to get off or stay on – the guidebook suggested there was a choice or either getting out at the station, going to the bogie changing sheds or staying on the train, but we didn’t want to do anything until we got told to.
We watch other people – some Chinese got off the train, but a Russian family who ...
... you get an entire roll up mattress in platskartny which you lay out on top of the leather/plastic seat. The toilets were kept clean by the provodnitsas and they keep the floors swept/vacuumed too.
All of our provodnitsas seemed pleasant, not the scary people you are led to believe! At New Year they were obviously having a party and came through the carriages all dressed up, quoting poems/stories that were obviously very funny from the reaction of the Russians!
... The prices we were offered were 300RMB per day (8:30am to 5:30pm) if it is near Manzhouli. 400RMB per day for further afield if you will feed and house the driver, but 600RMB if you would rather the driver takes care of himself. Note: the driver pays for all petrol and tolls for roads, but you pay for your tickets to get into any scenic spots.
Another piece of information for anybody thinking about going to Aershan in the next few days is that the ...
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