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... In the second class section of the train, the carriage is split into four berth compartments with a small table near the window between the lower bunks. There are roll out mattresses and the train lady comes round with clean bedding and towels. Each carriage has a bathroom at the end (with a "funny little basin you can even wash your face-in") and a hot water tank for making tea and coffee (chey and kofye to us natives...). Most passengers ...
... was the most taciturn guide that I have ever seen (including Elyena from the day before, who had a good excuse), she literally walked us around the site and pointed at various parts of the camp. I was just wondering whether we were going to learn anything about the prison when she opened the door to a one room museum (which, in fairness, housed plenty of objects, photos and prisoner drawings and had some English captions) and let us browse for 20 minutes ...
... far away. Mikhail was more interested in his grandchildren, ice fishing and doing his part time tourist business, and I was more interested in talking about our great adventure and Russian trains.
Mikhail helped carry our bags to our compartment on the train and then bid us farewell. It had been a lovely visit to Perm and a priveledge to meet Mikhail. We settled into our compartment. It would be 3756 kilometres and three nights to Irkutsk.
... br> After our conversation with Valery, we felt much better and were discharged from the hospital. Unfortunately it was too late to go and explore Perm, and we were tired from being so sick, so we went straight to the hotel to get some sleep.
We stayed at the New Star Hotel, which cost R2,070.52 for the night. As soon as we got there, we crashed on to the beds and fell right asleep. We were really tired from being so sick!
We passed over the Ural Mountains whilst I was sleeping, so did not get to see the point where Asia meets Europe.
The scenery remained beautiful, but had changed into meadows and we started to see the Russian summer cottages - dachas. These are places that people from the bigger cities like Moscow have land where they grow their own food, and just have a quiet retreat from city life.
I sadly said goodbye to Slava. It turns out ...