Travel Blogs from Novosibirsk
... 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 ...
... Chocolate filled croissants, meringues, and cream filed biscuits of all sorts. I bought a box for 150 roubles and so did everyone else just about so we all shared our bought booty around, including with the carriage attendant (always good to keep on their good side).
Despite this sugar rush, I wanted to have something more substantial to eat so I went back to my cabin (the smell emanates from it into the corridor), climbed up onto my bunk and made a couple of cheese, salami ...
... 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 ...
... of the station as it's a fair walk (but he still ripped us off charging 600 roubles, about 12 pounds, for the 2km journey!). The safety belts in the back are broken and of course the driver is an absolute loon... driving at speed, up close and cutting up other folk! All the rushing of the taxi doesn't help the driver as he gets lost few times on route.
We check into our apartment with no problems or ...
... ourselves if we thought we'd get away with just "a little." Michael doesn't drink, so Kristina ordered three shot glasses and a 250ml jug of vodka. That was followed by a second jug. Then Kristina's friend Yaraslova joined us, and another jug and shot glass arrived. I had Mitch pouring me half shots and skipped a few. We were having lots of fun and conversation was no longer an issue. Michael very kindly and without our realizing it paid the entire bill, he ...
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