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Travel Blogs from Khabarovsk
... where I was-on the main green strip down from the station-and followed that to head back and make up time by the river. Then, though, I decided to follow the strip all the way down and found a park. Knowing I was nowhere near the station I ignored the statues all round the thing, even though I knew that to be a feature of Dinamo park, and figured this was something else. It wasn't, of course, I was just wrong about the location of the park. After a couple of laps I turned to go ...
... driver had just rung to say that he was under the crane waiting for the container to be loaded but he had been advised by the Port authorities that they were going to load the containers onto the train before loading onto trucks. So, this meant more waiting. But we went down to a café and had a coffee and at least we got to wait indoors.
And then we got the call to say that the truck was on it’s way. So, off we scooted, back to the yard ...
... about 2 hours
looking for a hotel and waiting for the extremely unfriendly
receptionist of yet another Soviet era hotel to call with customs to
ask if it's correct that I don't have an immigration card with my
diplomatic passport. Then she struggles with Duong's name as she
doesn't know what is the first name and what is the last. The hotel
is rather disappointing again and we use our own sleeping bags as the
sheets on the bed don't ...
Surprise – Jon went for a repeat of the spag with strog meatballs at breakfast.
Today we went for our walk into the centre of the city, down to the river. This place is actually beautiful! I can't place which city Khabarovsk reminds me of, but it’s lovely. The main street has lots of trees down each side of the road, separating the road traffic from the very wide footpaths. The ...
... some fantastic dinner for us. Dan couldn't have been happier. We were having potatoes. Shortly after dinner we said our goodbyes and departed to catch a tram to the station. It's been a fantastic five days over two stays getting to know the guys and gals in Irkutsk. From great parties, movie nights, fantastic company to even a bit of drama with Rocky, you wouldn't find a nicer bunch of people. I'd like to thank Spike, Feodr, Natasha and Masha for their kindness ...