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... but I hope he didn't. I must admit that I did have some reservation that this might bore me to death or I might be stuck with some not so nice people but it was ok. I like the solitude of my cabin and had loads of fun at dinner time and station stops. I brought 2 magazines and a book with me to keep me occupied, but only managed to get through the magazines and didn't even start the ...
... 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 ...
... to the train I wandered along a few carriages then hopped on. I think the chat with the attendant went; "I'm on (signal with hands) 10" "I can get on here?" The last transmitted by a simple 'da'. The supermarket seemed to be more popular with westerners, proportionally, than Russians. About 20 people made it in, at least 4 were western, yet there aren't 20% westerners on the train (get me, making a point using a fancy word like 'proportionally' and ...
Met Peter and Olga at Tinkoff brew house on Lenina St. The brews were okay, but nothing memorable. Olga P. came to join us. Had salad of creamy shrimp wrapped in smoked salmon, then a platter of sausages for the group. German type food, so after a few bites I had enough. We all left, Olga P on her own and we took a taxi to Peter and Olga house. Talked, ate, drank more beer. Walked back to Abiamka's all together, said goodbye to Peter and Olga; good ...
... did not meet this old man in the countryside. But we did find ultimate, overwhelming and hearth warming Russian hospitality; Igor from Novosibirsk!
What happened; Natasja (the doctor we met on the train to Yekaterinburg) had called her brother Igor (doctor in Novosibirsk) to tell him about the Dutch couple traveling through Russia.
When we just arrived at our Novosibirsk hostel, Igor was outside waiting for us in his car to show us ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking