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... 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, ...
... three. Obviously, this wasn't his given name. We were told his name, but it was too difficult to pronounce. He wore a t-shirt with a picture of the famous monster truck and the words "Grave Digger" across the top. Hence, the nickname. Grave Digger didn't say much either. In fact, he didn't say anything at all, excluding the grunts and howls that he would bellow before scurrying off. So, these young chaps, Ilia, Alexander, Sergei, and Grave Digger, were to be our company for the ...
... during the Cold War.
It is still a major centre for Russian defence manufacturing including tanks, but also oil and gas. Three percent of Russian oil comes through Perm. It is a prosperous city with several large shopping malls in the central city.
The hotel was 'modern Russia' small, well appointed with a restaurant and cafe showing the ice hockey (Russia v USA) on the TV. Very nice after the train and very different from 'old Russia' ...
So, four days on a train with minimal space and a few stops between 15 and 30 minutes each day, I wonder how we are going to fare?!
On the first view, the four berth cabins are not too bad, 6ft by 8ft with space under each bed for our bags, and a little more room above the door for other bits and pieces. The beds are reasonably comfortable while the sheets are clean. And there's a bit of a breeze from the windows in the ...
... village. With such a short, but intense summer season the trees surely can’t regenerate at too great a speed. What is growing at great speed is the rubbish. Great mounds of it everywhere: For those of you who read my blog last year I’m sure it was mentioned there. We have seen people collecting rubbish from the road side but they are venturing no more than 3m from the edge, beyond that is all that has been dumped in the last 22 years at ...