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... inspector appeared to be just as tired as we were. She let us enter her station two people at a time, gave our passports a cursory check, and waved us through without a word.
As we climbed the gangway, the ship’s staff cheerily advised us that dinner was still being served in the dining room. We all said thanks but no thanks, and headed for bed.
It had been a long day, but we saw what we came for, and it was well worth the ...
... I have actually found Russians very stern on the surface, but also very willing to laugh, return a smile, and help someone who is obviously lost and totally confused. (Albeit in Russian, which often leads to a little more confusion, but it's the thought that counts right?) Strangely enough, and I've had this conversation with other travelers, Russians will typically continue to speak Russian to you, in complex and often direct ...
... of this section were made of wood. The Old Russian name for wood happens to be 'Kitay’, the same word for China!! The second theory is that the walls of the outer city were built by Italian engineers. The Italian name for city is Citta. This was then 'shoe-horned in to the Russian language and from this, morphed in to the word ‘Kitay’!!
After an expensive breakfast in a rather innocuous looking café, we met up with our guide, Elena at 10:45. We were ...
... A sense of adventure. We decided that the main thing missing so far was excitement, that real buzz and adrenaline hit, so we set out to find that in Moscow to kick start our trip. We searched all over the web, but again Cyrillic was proving to be a barrier. After lots of suggestions and trying to book things online, we gave up and I went to bed frustrated, more alienated than ever and more than a little concerned about the prospect of 6 months on the ...
... for the rest of the journey to drink our owns drinks from.
Once settled, and the train moving we went for an explore. A
timetable of stops was in the corridor useful to see where longer
stops were so you could get off for fresh air and stretch of the
legs. The toilets at the end of the cabin were also much better then
we thought. Clean with air freshener, soap and toilet roll –
replenished once a day or so. The restaurant cart looked ...