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... which was seized and initially used for political enemies in the aftermath of the invasion. It was the site of the first gas chamber, which is still standing.
Birkenau contains the infamous entrance and train lines, it also contained 4 larger scale gas chambers used for industrialised murder between 1941 and 1944. Only the remains of the chambers are left today as the buildings where destroyed in an attempt to hide the atrocities committed there ...
... tour of the Kremlin, which to what I understand is the Government area :-S but anyway, it had pretty buildings in there, palaces and cathedrals so was nice to walk around. Only problem was, the starting point of the walking tour was not quite as obvious as our hostel guy had pointed out (again) so tried tagging along to numerous tours that ...
My drifting attention is broken suddenly by a strong and alluringly horse female voice in a Russian accent yelling "No!".
I look up to find a towering Russian beauty in patent black leather heels. I suspect she is in her mid 40s, but it's rather harder than usual to tell with Russian women as a combination of vodka and cigarettes could mean she is younger.
She has the ebony curls ...
... at Gipsy across the river, toured the inside of the cathedral.
We asked our guide to cut our tour a little short (8 hours instead of 9) since we could barely stay awake. We were asleep shortly after 4pm, to be awoken after 10pm by the Russia Day fireworks going off at the Kremlin. We will probably be timezone adjusted when it's time to come home. ...
... not believe our luck and talked the evening away with a few beers, learning more about each others lives, families etc... just what the Trans-Siberian is really about!
The train journey into Mongolia was a bit strange because for around 6 hours the train engine and all the other carriages are disconnected, leaving your one carriage on the tracks all by itself!! Still, we spent a lot of time chatting to Jenny and Jorgen and also met a lovely girl ...
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