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The Tran Siberian railway is definitely not a journey for the weary. I have passed the most painful stages of internet withdrawal and it can only get better from here. I have kept myself pretty preoccupied by socializing with the other passengers on my cart, reading, taking photos of the scenery, and napping. All the passengers on my cart, except Jeff, are heading straight to BJ. He is stopping a couple days in UB ...
... large post office in England, where you are required to collect a ticket from a machine for the service you require, but have absolutely no idea of the language and where the staff don't even know what country you are from then this is close to my experience. With the one difference being that a friendly smile is rarely used by a Russian.
The rest of the day we pushed on and the roads where brilliant, it was one of the best driving days I have had, music was good, roads ...
... the road which serves typical Georgian cuisine and a feast, probably our best meal in Russia! I have delicious tender pork and James (when it arrives half an hour after mine) a very large sausage wrapped in a flat bread washed down with a beer.
Stocking up for a train picnic we head off to the station using a cab arranged by the hotel. This cab is a smoother ride to yesterdays and has all the decals of ...
... bit weird. It was late and there was nowhere nearby to get dinner so we went to bed. The only plan reason we went to Novosibirsk was to visit the History Museum of the Western Siberian Railway - about a 40 min drive from Novosibirsk. We hadn't given too much consideration to the fact it was winter (nearly a foot of snow and it didn't stop snowing the entire time we were there) and an outdoor museum may be effected by the snow. After another of our ...
... it might be of interest to him. He spent ages going through it marking the places he had been to in other cities that he thought we might like.
We are in Novosibirsk now and the owners of the hostel have offered to accompany us to an interesting place out of the city tomorrow and have asked for nothing in return. Why? I imagine because they love their country and want us to have a good time here.
We are happy to be in this strange, romantic, intruiging and inviting country.