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... in Asian Russia. Our soldier companion, Vlad, was alighting at Krasnyorsk, but before we arrived he came to our compartment and gave me a sheath knife, double edged and very weapon-like in its army green sheath. I protested and tried to say that it would not be allowed into Australia but he insisted, put it on our table and left, saying 'souvenirid' - unexpected generosity and friendliness. As he got off we shook hands and wished him well. The knife, however was spotted by ...
The hostel administrator arrived shortly before 9am, kitted out in full winter clothes.
Full length coat, fur boots, gloves, scarf and fur hat.
That must mean only one thing.......it ain't warm outside !
Not to be deterred, and on her recommendation, I'm off to Kamenni Park, a nature reserve on the outskirts of town.
So kitted out in my 7 layers, off I went.
It was freezing. I think it was the fact that ...
... to a town. Quite uninspiring!
The country scene was very green with rolling hills lots of trees, rivers and lakes. Also noticed that in most of the villages we passed by there were only a few dirt paths between buildings and very few dirt roads to accommodate cars and therefore few cars.
Most large towns and cities we passed had their skyline dominated by Russian Orthodox churches with gleaming ‘onion shaped’ spires etc. and most towns that we ...
... of flats. A flat was free in those days and the heating included. Today you have to buy your flat but the authority still maintain the boilers and provide heating from October until May of when the average temperature over four days has passed 9C. As few have fitted thermostatic valves it is jolly warm and the only way to reduce the temperatures to a comfortable level is to open the windows. As you walk down the street braced against the icy blast it is ...
Over halfway through our trans Siberian experience and still lots to see and do! We are now back on the train for the 24 hour run to Moscow.
We had a full day of sightseeing yesterday in Ekaterinburg - self styled "Capital of the Urals". VERY impressed with this city with its wide tree-lined streets, varied architecture, clean and non graffitti'ed, flowers everywhere and the passion and information of our guide. This was ...