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... you sit when not sleeping. So as you can ascertain, if you are two people and have one lower and one upper bed, you can control 50% of the seating arrangements in the compartment. If you have two lower bunks, then you’re laughing, as you can control pretty much all the movement within the compartment.
So thankfully for this 3 night 4 day journey we had two … UPPER BUNKS!!!! Grrr… this wasn’t going to be fun! When we ...
... parked on the flat and couldn’t roll start the car. He pulled a piece of wire out of a little basket under the bonnet and connected it to the battery, and while I was sitting inside the car, it burst into life, wire was rolled up, bonnet down and the poor wet man hopped in, mumbling something in Russian.
I honestly couldn’t thank him enough, I just kept saying my only Russian word “Spesibah.” He pulled up close to ...
... post-graduate research centre with both a national and international reputation. Not sure how happy scientists and their families are at being “sent to Siberia” given the weather and very drab looking housing. But our guide tells us that the “City” is bouncing back again from a time after the collapse of the Soviet Union when many leading academics left for better opportunities in western Europe and the US. We get to visit ...
... some photos, I went to John and Nikki's cabin and talked a bit but before long the train stopped for 10 minutes at a tiny place called Mangut.
We all trooped off the train to stretch our legs and take some quick photos before being herded back on the train. It kind of felt like we were exiles being sent to Siberia, being allowed 10 minutes parole at a train stop on the journey to oblivion. The exile system sent countless prisoners from European Russia to badly run prisons ...
... A day on the train. The scenery beyond Yekaterinburg is a bit more varied than that up to it, which was "relentlessly Birch forest". Here the view opens out from time to time. The forecast is for c.18 degrees in Irkutsk where Yekaterinburg was 24 (and in reality 27, it turned out) and it already looks cooler outside. My part of the train is air conditioned in any case, but there's no sun and a slightly grey sky outside. Finally I might need a jumper or ...
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