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... the wounded in hospitals. But you can be a good person but a bad leader. Still, no-one deserves their fate.
Leaving the church, I still had a few hours to kill before my train. I went and grabbed a pizza and glass of Jacobs Creek at Momma's Big House. I wanted Russian food but they didn't have any on their menu. After dinner I caught the metro back to the train station and walked to a supermarket to buy supplies for my 56 hour train ride ahead. Got stuff for breakfast and ...
The following items were useful on our 3-day-ride:
- X-mini Stereo speakers
- Music collection on the smart phone
- Snacks, chocolate, bread, cheese and salami
- Anything that reacts well with hot water from the onboard samowar (tea bags, instant coffee, instant potato puree)
- comfy clothes and flip-flops
- favorite drinks
... time to scold his hand on boiling hot water. Hopefully he mends well but doesn’t look very good right now L so that makes injury number 1!!
We have had an extremely large wakeup call on the train today. We have a second class buy out of a cabin so still have our own to ourselves, however, it is like a prison cell. Stripped mattress that is not a mattress at all as it is hard and lumpy. Our day stewardess is a right grumpy lady so try and avoid her at all costs. Only 3 nights though!! ...
... Asia boundary monument 17km west of Yekaterinburg. The taxi driver could not locate the monument at first and drove us to somewhere at least 40km away from the city. We only noticed the monument when he drove almost all the way back. It is a very small monument and was not exactly the one that we were looking for, but nevermind...... This was probably the new monument established by the government since the older one was much further (Look at "the ...
[Here is Kristine]
So we are finally on our way to Siberia! I don't know what to expect, but I am prepared for everything.
We got on the comfortable train Moscow - Ekaterinburg, 4 berth sleeping compartment which means we will have to share it with 2 random strangers. Luckily turns out our ''roommates'' are 2 nice girls from UK that are also doing the whole Transsiberian Experience - awesome.