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... my meal). Mostly, the Russians don't go here, but instead at meal times, carefully set out the window table in the compartment with their pre-prepared meals. Time spent on the train is, to use a kind descriptive word, meditative. The landscape out of window goes from being bleak to beautiful to wild to industrial and you can find yourself staring out at it for long periods on end, pondering the profound things in life such ...
... stretches. There are human settlements from time to time visible from the distance, looks actually like perfect settings for an " Anatevka" performance, but unless starving would not try to get help from there, not out of fear but my Russian language skill.
And it came, out of nowhere, here is the place for food, with heaps of people, wonder where from, as the road was so quiet before.
Here in my motel room now, feeling full of energy, ...
We arrived in Perm around 7am. Again we bought tickets for the next leg of the trip at the wonderful red machine. Upon leaving the station we noticed something different, Perm was nice. It's streets were cleaner, it buildings maintained better. Our hostel was a dorm this time, but luckily the 6 bed room was empty so Jamie and I had it all to ourselves. After settling in we set out to get haircuts. We found a Turkish barber shop and took the plunge. He didn't speak English ...
... of welcome tea from the provodnitsa. What we really needed was a 2nd cup for our various liquids. Apparently some people got a glass from her. We were managing with an empty instant potato mash cup.
It's true we booked the ticket without services, but only because we didn't want 2 meals a day from the restaurant. After reading what can be purchased on several short stops we got curious and wanted to try that. Read the separate blog entry on what can be ...
... leg of this trip. That changed and we head off again. Turned north towards Murmansk and the sat-nav (Gertie) decided to go on the blink, bloody hell! What next!
After a night’s rest Gertie decided to come good again. We spent the best part of a day in Murmansk. D did have high hopes of visiting the retired nuclear powered ice-breaker that is one of the attractions of this the largest city of any country within the arctic region. We did find it ...