Hilton Garden Inn Perm
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... is snowy"..."Russia is big"..."42". The moon has been bright the last few evenings which means that even at night the landscape is visible. One of my favourite moments of the day is probably rocking to sleep at night, after a long and strenuous afternoon of nothing and watching the scenery whip past to the dulcet tones of the fat Russian man slowly obstructing his airway with his snoring on the bunk across...it's the stuff of transiberian ...
... for tomorrow's probably lonely 240 km stretch.
By the way, the scenery of flat stretches has changed very much to up and down.
This must be the " Pre Ural" hills, which I will cross after leaving Yekaterinburg.
This hills won't be much higher then a 1000m, for a "Swiss boy" like me, who is trained as a proven Alp climber, probably not much harder then crossing the hills in the "Emmental".
Who knows, could be wrong, anyway find out ...
... very well. After about 40 minutes we both had Turkish Russian cuts, which neither of us were too thrilled about. The self pity ran deep and we were forced to eat at the local KFC. Jamie had a meltdown when the cashier got literally everything he ordered wrong, and that she couldn't communicate in English. It was hilarious. This is where the iphone comes in handy. Take a picture of the menu and then zoom in on what you want, it's almost foolproof. I have no idea how KFC is popular, ...
The first impression of the restaurant was a mixed one. It was decorated with balloons and had a decent choice of beer, wines and spirits. But Dominik can't take it well if someone serves him an oxidized white wine that had an expiry date of 1 year ago, then doesn't offer an alternative choice and in the end bills him for the faulty product. It didn't help he tried to explain to the waiter that the wine was faulty. The guy took a sip and declared that it's fine. ...
... port area and of course it was closed the day we were there, but from the notice it seems that it is closed until further notice, so much for that idea.
We did go up onto the hill where there is a giant concrete soldier facing out over the port and an eternal flame. From there a great view of the city can be had even through the light drizzle that was falling and the temp had dropped to not much above freezing. The busy port below, a vital sea ...