International Hotel Sayen
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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We're rolling on the Trans-Siberian
from Moscow. It's our 4th day on board the train and
tonight we disembark in Irkutsk for more commodious and more
stationary accommodations. We will be glad of the increase in
creature comforts such as a shower, but we are by no means
complaining or suffering. Things have gone well. We have a very nice
Russian policeman and his 9 year old daughter who only speak Russian
as our compartment mates. We spent ...
... he wasn’t hearing me say ‘Only speak English, No Russian’.
He stopped by and came in to our cabin for another attempt of communicating and in the process, "Sat on Hilda’s bed"!! We thought, Oops! Here goes WWIII. But no she kept quiet until after he left then, while muttering loudly, straightened out her messed up quilt again.
Well he ‘got me’ again in the corridor later but again I managed to get away. ...
... of food that seemed to be a mix of everything on offer. And so it went for the rest of our journey- we were never sure where, when, or what food would show up, but it always did arrive and was usually a tasty experience. Our restaurant matron and her hard-working buttons seemed to warm up to us over time but there was never any question as to who was in charge- asking for a different plate of food was not an option.
The matron in charge of our car was a ...
... but after introductions and what we did for a living we were left in awkward silence with neither of us knowing what to say. I was panicking this day because we didn't have enough food for lunch. We had been unsuccessful with babushkas yesterday and we'd already eaten all the bread. Luckily though I grabbed the trolley lady as she went passed and she tried her hardest to communicate that the fried bread type items had potato inside. Perfect I said and ...
... wider cabin and beds. Downsides not as clean and no overhead storage. The urn is also fire powered. We have spent most of the day resting and I have munched on a few dry crackers which go nicely with my rehydration salted water. The main stop was Naushki the border of Russia and Mongolia. First a gentlemen in uniform collected our passports. Lea had a hand in heart moment as ...