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... kilometers to the north. Fortunately, we didn't have to change trains, but it did take some time for ours to switch tracks at the switch yard. We arrived in Tomsk in the late morning and promptly boarded a city tram to our hostel. As we approached the place, the building reminded me of the TV show "Good Times" for some reason. It was a tall, grimy building that resembled my perception of a 1970s intercity tenament. We entered and climbed several floors before ...
... use the bathroom or to congregate. It was a disaster and the bathroom so close made for some less than ideal odors. Spent the day waiting for a station to buy cold water or ice cream and trying nap as much as possible. Night two was no better.
Didn't sleep much at all as the soldiers kept opening and closing the door all night. Eventually they all went to sleep...around 5am. Train arrived in Irkutsk around ...
... was given back to me so I had to remake my bed.
For those who have never travelled on the train, it is a little like this. There is a mad rush to enter the train. Instead of a family saying goodbye to a relative on the platform, they board the train and cause further congestion. You are given a small space (3rd class) on an open carriage holding 60 beds. Two upper and lower beds around a table and perpendicular ...
... is a constant stream of traffic with Matrushkas (small buses) being the main vehicle for public transport, though there are also trolley buses and, hidden amongst the backstreets, a tram network (which we are yet to discover). The street is lined with well-kept 19th century buildings too, including the grand university campus.
Once into the main part of the small city centre we come across the Travellers Rest Café, a modern ...
... top ones high. We had experienced an overnight train journey 5 years ago in Vietnam and had made the mistake of being allocated two upper berths. This time we have booked an upper and a lower for the entire journey so that we can colonise one half of the compartment - sit on the lower during the day and spread our things on the upper. I sleep up top and Sheila has the easy-to-access lower one. Facilities in the compartment included a small table in front of the ...