Manzhouli Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... down landscape.
A group of Mongol origin people were outside a truck stop, cheering me on. They insisted to have tea and a meal with them. Later, already in full darkness, they escorted me to the hostel in town, helping and carrying my belongings,and even doing the talks for the nights booking.
The next day was a real good day to ride, much warmer, despite this, still very hard to go up and down the ...
... probably because of reading the traditional Chiense words. Anyway, after that, we waited for 2 hours for the 4 other tourists (on the same coach) for some unknown reasons. In some sense, it was lucky that all the blame of the delay of the boarder crossing shifted to those people rather than us! To be honest, the Manzhouli boarder control looked so much grander than that in Zabaykalsk.
When leaving the gate of the ...
... for a long time since there were 3 vans and a coach in front of us. The boarder crossing itself was quite slow especially with the vehicles, our coach went through x-ray twice... At the immigration counters, at least one of the Russian officials knew a little bit Mandarin, when we were dropping stuff off at the x-ray machine, she said yi-ge yi-ge (one by one). Everything was very slow, but smooth. We succeeded leaving Russia!
... gone to have its bogies changed yet so we should have enough time to have at least a bit of a look! The provodnitsa indicates that we can walk across the bridge too – and says we will leave in 6 hours! So we will be at the border for 3 or 6 hours depending on who you talk to!
Walk into the border town, which looks more like its in a war zone! We don't go too close to the chinese border but we can see it. The town is very run down ...
... when the train would be stopping for a longer stop so we could get off for fresh air - the carriages are very warm, and it was nice to breathe fresh (albeit very cold!) air. The timetables are in Moscow time, and i left my watch on that, just working out local time as we went along (Bill has a 2 time zone watch so he was sorted!). We chatted (with the aid of the Russian dictionary!) to our carriagemates, slept, ate a bit, got of the train a couple of times a day ...