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... is the name of the game. The shower sounds exciting but the water is tepid, and it's more of a dribble than a torrent, still its really nice not sharing washing facilities with hoardes of travellers. Having said that, there are only ourselves and a young couple from Chester in the whole of our carriage. Trying to take photo's through the dusty windows was tricky, so at our next stop John decided he would try to throw water at the window to clean it. ...
... were the bigger stops, so our plat form experience, was basically running to a shop, getting a bit of food, mainly saugages in bbread, and running back on. our two carragie matesmet us on the station in yekerinaburk and told me to follow them to where they were going. they went to a supermarket and a bottle shop, so we got beers, and had a few for sleep that night. we tried to play cards with them, and i tried to get a game of chess going on ...
... sleeping and then angrily pointing at the culprit - Wills.
So what is it like to spend 4 days on a Russian train? Generally it has been better than we expected. Before I get too complacent about this, I need to remember that we need to get back on 2 more trains and the one we have been on (the Rossiya) is meant to be the best of the lot. The carriage was clean and fairly comfortable and we had films and TV programmes downloaded so I didn't get bored like ...
After a very comfortable night and an adequate breakfast at our B&B in Lystvyanka we were driven back to Irkutsk. The sun was out, the snow had mostly melted and the day looked promising for a self-guided tour of the city. After depositing our bags at the Angara Hotel, named after the river towards which we now headed. We walked through Kirov Park from where we could see the towers ...
... as we learnt all about the traditions. To get to the museum we walked through the forest a short way and saw the hunting traps and houses. From here we drove to lake baikal and into the museum dedicated to the lake. We saw all the species that live in the lake. We saw some seals that looked like blown up footballs! We had lunch and then walked around a market, went to the top floor of a hotel to see view of lake. Shame really cloudy! Early night as taxi booked for ...