The Avanta Hotel
Travel Blogs from Novosibirsk
... shops and this time, they sell beer! I buy 4 cans, ok they might be litre cans, but only 4. When I get back on, Leo has also bought 2 small cans and some of the fish that was being sold. I crack open a beer, which we share and Leo hacks up one of the fish he just bought, to share. The fish is good, it is smoked as well, but very salty. At this point Leo decides he has had enough beer and laughs at how much I have bought, so I crack my first Russian joke; "mnyeh hochyesta ...
... to the bottom, someone’s prayers answered: Then we came to the bridge we’d seen from high above, only thing was, it was broken. One of the pylons in midstream had sunk. Fortunately the much older wooden bridge was in slightly better roadworthiness and we crossed it running the risk of getting a nail or broken plank through our tyres. Following the mob of goats we made it into the village of Buyant:
This is a grubby little village if ...
... with over 40
reporters for a question-and-answer session. The interest generated by the cars,
the people, the route and the organisation is overwhelming at times.
Tomorrow we are off to Omsk – a long haul over indifferent roads, there is no
timing or Time Trials. Getting there in a day is hard enough, as Prince Borghese
will no doubt agree, if he is looking down, as he drove this way with his rivals
******* his heels back in ...
Day 2 of 4 on the Trans Sib. I am some where on the Trans Siberian railway so I randomly picked Novo Sibirisk as I have to pick some point on the map- will be passing through Yekaterinburg at some point but we passed Krashneya today (0400 Moscow time/0900 Irkutsk time) and 2 of my compartment mates got off. So we are all time adjusted to Moscow time. Feels strange as we are no where near Moscow. Yekaterinburg is where the last Tsar and his family got ...
Spent the day holed up in the hostel, chatting to all and sundry and planning out the voyage through china, well an approximation of where to go.
Shortly before leaving, in walked a familiar face. Min. I thought she had left Kyrgyzstan but she had decided to stay and hike some more.
She headed downstairs to wait for Dan to return and surprise him.
He loved that. Definitely a surprise. Like a rabbit caught in the headlights.