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... my phrase book and a lot of laughing, so on arrival at Perm their home town I thought the decent thing was to give them a hand off with their many bags and luggage as there's no platform to speak of, you just climb down the narrow metal icy steps/ tread plate that are covered in snow onto the ground, so after helping them off and a bit of a stretch in the fresh Siberian air their friends turned up to collect them, cue bottle of champagne and glasses handed all round and I ...
... is how cold he was. It felt like the proudest moment in my life when I understood the Russian word for milk.
We decided we were too cold to wait for the dodgy bus back and got a cab. Turned out that the cab was fairly dodgy too, he drove like a lunatic back and had to stop for the police. We were not really sure what was going on there but we were just glad to be in a warm car with no-one napping on Wills.
Back on the train tomorrow and off to ...
... and pictures, in particular of the native Buryat people. There was also a small display of memorabilia of the early days of the Trans Siberian railway, as Irkutsk had been a significant juncture on the Moscow to Vladivostok route. It was at Lake Baikal that trains had to be put on steamers to be taken across the lake before the construction of the cliff-side railway line alongside the ...
... the journey, not only separated from Moscow by several time zones but were now on a different continent altogether! 6) Fellow passengers As I mentioned earlier, it was a huge relief to know that we were able to share a cabin with Valya and Erast, as Valya's English and her ability to relay her extensive knowledge of the train journey proved invaluable. Beyond that, the two of them proved to be wonderful company and it was amazing that hours could pass so ...
... there are 36 souls in this car. The
provodnitsas (mother hens) also shuttle us off and on at the stations
and keep a watchful eye on us to make sure we don't end up with an
unexpected sentence in Siberia – the train keeps to a tight
schedule and will not wait for wayward chicks.
Actually, summer here would be quite
survivable if one was left behind. It's cooler than Moscow and St.
Petersburg, the fields are green and resplendent ...