Manzhouli Jiayi Hotel
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... Kong and Russian started only in mid 2009) The officer needed to call a higher rank officer for help to deal with our documents...
The senior officer instrusted the junior to ingore our passport and swipe our Return Home Permit like what they normally do with a regular Chinese passport. Bingo, that's exactly what the officers would do at the China-HK boarder control. It still took him a long time to process all 3 of ...
... 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!
We spent 12 hours crossing the border between Russia and China!! The timetable had us down for approx. 6 hours at each border station which we couldn't believe could possibly be true – but it was!! The trains in Russia and China run on different gauges so the bogies (wheels) are changed at the border.
Tho toilets closed an hour before we reached the border - no using toilets whilst bogies are being changed (for obvious reasons!), but ...
... air, snacks and beer, and to watch the provodnitsas knocking ice off the train, waited for it to be beer o'clock, read a bit, i mended my jeans and made the leopard book cover (which very much intrigued the girls in our carriage!)
When we were in the compartment on our own we spent a lot of time looking out of the window - we passed Lake Baikal which was frozen and beautiful. Amazing just to see ice ice and more ice.
The beds are hard but ...
... to places that public transport doesn’t go - if you can speak Chinese, ask a cab driver if they know of any travellers who might be interested in booking a car together. They often give their cell phone numbers to travellers for this reason. If they know the price of the car is too expensive but that you will think about it if you have another person to split the price with, they will try and help you out. The best ones to ask are those who pick people up from ...