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... recently released from a Ukrainian prison following the departure of the deposed president from Kiev. But that’s about all we hear of the Ukrainian crisis during our time on the train
We leave the station in Vladivostok just before dinner and by breakfast the following morning, we’re in Khabarovsk, the capital of Russia’s Far East, known as the "world’s coldest city of over half a million people"! ...
... nothing has ever happened there ever. Hardly any villages out there either. We are still in the permafrost zone, meaning that the ground is frozen all year round, although at this latitude the top thaws out at this time of year, resulting in the marshy taiga landscape.
China is currently only 40km to the south of here. The train line skirts the border with China as the line was constructed when soured relations with ...
I was right, dammit! We lost more time, in fact, ending up something like 4 hours late, though juggling time zones to work it out sometimes confused me. Trick is to just work in Moscow time, as the timetable does, and the iPod makes that easy. But then distracts me with Seattle, London, Tokyo and Khabarovsk times. Some of those are even relevant. I saw it as bonus time on the train, or at least did while not fending off small person attentions. ...
... the airport and then merging with the road to Khabarovsk. Suddenly, I realise how spoilt we are in Australia and in Europe – our freeways have signs on them telling you what is in the direction in which you are travelling and maybe even the distance, eg Airport 15 kms. Sadly, Russia doesn’t have time for such frivolities! If you are going to take the freeway, then you are supposed to know where you want to go and how to get there. ...
... your camera, because you'll need it once you see these amazing sites.
Lenin Square: come to this place in honor of Lenin, who was the first communist leader in the Russian Revolution. He was the countries best leader, and is still seen as an amazing leader that led the Soviet Union. After the Russian Revolution there was a war between the communist and the capitalist. Lenin led the communist, and eventually they took over Russia. For a long ...