Travel Blogs from Novosibirsk
... the morning when we all got off the train for a walk along the platform dodging the souvenir sellers. We are allowed to get off at these short stops with the warning that if you miss the train when it leaves you have to catch up and the train you take to catch up won’t be as comfortable as this one!
After lunch we arrived at Novosibirsk, which means ‘New Siberia.’ This a relatively modern city, built in the late 19th century on the Ob River, one of ...
... and Nikki. Had a nice borscht soup but wanted more. But with all the food everyone bought today, we had enough for dessert with a cup of tea. I have to say I'm loving this train journey. Its a lot of fun and bard to get bored. I even just love watching the Siberian landscape slide by from the corridor.
We had one last long stop today. 40 minutes at Novosibirsk at midnight local time. Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia after Moscow and St Petersburg. It was 2 ...
... planning, avoid bad roads for as long as possible.
We set off and completed another 360 miles, our detour added an extra 200 miles and although the road wasn't perfect, once I learnt to slow down and not worry about the cars a metre off the rear bumper until they overtook, they got better. Next job was to find a hotel as the camping option was off the cards, it was freezing and once again, like the bad roads, while there are £20 hotels available I am staying in ...
... sit them on posts by the road side in the hope of some passing motorists, not really many tourists in these parts, wanting a demonstration of this eagle hunting. In competition we think live foxes are used but out here they probably use the little ground animal, a bit like a meer cat or squirrel of which there are countless. In fact we found much larger, bit fat marmots, in some areas. Some of these big ones were just so fat they could barely waddle ...
... deceiving! What I had discovered was a snowdrift - a massive buildup of super-soft snow which I stepped, and immediately disappeared, in! In attempting to escape the snow trap I of course put my other foot straight into it and found myself standing in the middle of a virtually empty park - a man who's body seemed to start at the knees. This of course - the snow, the incredible, incredible, snow! - caused me to start giggling uncontrollably which caused passers-by to ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking