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Travel Blogs from Krasnoyarsk
... dining car and read Anna Karenina. Thought I'd be much further through it than I am by this point. But still got plenty of miles ahead of me yet!
We stopped at Ilanskaya for 20 minutes, a small unremarkable town. Lots of station vendors on the platforms selling all kinds of Russian foods. I would've bought something if we weren't going to the dining car tonight.
As it turns out, I should've got something from the platform . For one it wouldn't have taken over an hour to ...
... s not long before we are chatting and cracking jokes with our new friends, it turns out that they have been on the train since Moscow and have experienced some odd Russians too as well as having to negotiate with the dragon (we now call the provanista) when they were originally separated. Because of the previous experiences it is not long before they express their delight and relief in having us as their partners to which we exchange our agreement. We chat till about 2am as both P and A ...
... of the carriage.
So when I wander into the carriage that will be my home for the next four nights and three days I'm greeted by the chorus of snuffles and snores off fifty fellow passengers. I duck to dodge a bare foot sticking out of an upper berth as I make my way down to my own berth. Number 23 is fortunately a bottom bunk, meaning no awkwardness if the person below won't let me sit on his bed (you can't sit up straight up top).
... 45 mins away so we sadly left it.
Instead we took a stroll round the local food market as there might be Eastern influences in the food. The vegetarian game of chance continues and we loose! It looks veggie it smells veggie but it ain't veggie so James has a win win of TWO dinners! we stock up on thermal supplies as we have been told the temp is going to drop to -25 tomorrow! eek and we are going hiking!
... met travellers who had been
there a few days before and told us how, the further east you go, the less
places look like towns or cities and more like a collection of houses, so this
is what we expected when we explored Krasnoyarsk. To be honest, from a
distance, it looks like most cities, but up close it really is quite
captivating. Walking along the river are numerous park benches, all with wifi
availability close by – that’s ...