Siberian Safari Club Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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We travelled the 3380km stretch of rail from Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk in third class, the difference being that here, the carriage is like an open dormitory, which makes for a more manageable temperature. At one point I even wore a jumper for about 30 seconds. With windows either side, the space feels less claustrophobic offers the additional activity of people watching to help pass the time on our longest stretch of continual train. Watching ...
... with boiling water. We still had some of the German sausage we bought in Beijing and so chopped this up with the knife from our spork set and mixed it in. To top it all of we borrowed some of Gemma and Kelvin's bottle of mysteriously named 'Flavouring', which looked like soy sauce but literally just had the word Flavouring on the side of the bottle.
Afterwards I reclined in my bunk with a peppermint tea and alternating between reading and writing my diary. As this was ...
... all the relevant directions and notes for getting to our next Hostel but for some reason the map had not been saved! Had coffee at the train station while trying to find a map of the city but even the ‘Information’ booth didn’t have one! Walked out of the railway station to see an unusual statue of a Lion carrying a Spade (and a sickle). Now I have to record this because it wasn’t me that said it, it was Carol, ...
... they arrive, two Germans on a tour, we do handshakes and a quick introduction. D rolls out some pigeon German from her school days, which turns out to be quite useful. Peter has just turned 60 and his partner Andrea, a little younger, has booked them both on a tour to celebrate his birthday, the tour includes a group of about 15 Germans spread out amongst the other compartments on the carriage.
Once the grumpy provanista dishes out the bedding to us and the other new ...
... local time. I'm travelling third class this time, in carriage 13, berth 23. I'm keen to get on board and settled, the sooner that's done the sooner I should be able to get some kip.
Where first class has two beds per compartment and second class has four; third class doesn't really have compartments. If you like, on the one side the two bunk beds are in the same position as those in second class but there are no doors and a row of bunk beds run longways down ...