Hotel Nord Castle
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People often ask what it is that one does on a train for days on end, I myself had wondered. The answer is simple, a cycle of sleeping, eating, reading, staring out into the Siberian tundra and more sleeping. It is a routine that Kim was always going to enjoy, as someone who enjoys a nap, but it is a routine that I have easily settled into as well. We woke up, after a very long night's sleep just outside Ishim, an imaginatively named town, on the Ishim River. The town is ...
... if there ever was one, the car started to overheat so D called a halt. He had to reverse about 500m with L guiding him before reaching a spot where he could turn around. So we never did find the waterfall. After safely making it onto more level ground we camped the night.
Following morning with the cloud low we set off to cross the stream and head round the other side of the mountain and join the main road some way further south. Shortly after we ...
... Mongolia, to reach the border. “We camped in a lady’s
Yurt near the border, who woke us up at 4.30 when it was light to get going
again,” said Stan.
Could things be worse? Fellow Porsche 911 driver Phil Cuerel would say they can
certainly be a lot worse…. he broke his crankshaft yesterday, causing major
damage to the engine, but hopes somehow to get running again.
All those who have played catch-up to get ...
... the bunk above is empty. That means I can put my pack up there and chain it to the train and still be able to get at it. Perfect.
Just when I thought train trips were getting easy the Griswalds get the compartment next to me. It is all OK till time to sleep. He has the loudest snore ever. It is just bearable until the train stops. For some reason when the train stopps his snoreing goes ...
Today's excursion was to a unique Russian museum. This museum displays the art made entirely of birch wood.
After the tour Dasha (a Russian student) and I went off on our own while we were still in the city to the old airport where there was a beer festival. Here they sold Baltika and another popular Siberian beer and they had performers and ...
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