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... than the other classes. She smiled and gave a friendly answer when we asked how long the train stops at a certain station. And she gave us a magnetic key card that locks the compartment when we're not there.
Well, there are only 4 places to go and they are all nearby: restaurant car, toilet, head out to the platform when the train stops or go back to the window in the last car. 72 hours is plenty of time to explore variations.
One puzzling detail is ...
... 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 ...
So we arrived in the foothills to the Urals - only thing is the land was as flat as pancake! Had ideas that foothills meant that there would actually be hills. All-in-all not Dr Zhivago country (like in the film) although some of the buildings were used as inspiration for Pasternak's book. Perm is a reasonably big and modern city and there were tourist routes painted in lines along pavements pointing out key buildings and areas. There was the ...
... of time, it was always only just a matter of standing on the road and you could pick from a number of passing options. The difference in Russia is that the forms are varied and in relation to the train network, the single biggest national terrestrial transport system in the world in terms of geographic coverage - I dare say China may lead in terms of volume of passengers moved - they appear to be well scheduled and always on time. The LP reports ...
... had been traveling from Beijing, where he left his partner and their son to continue their holiday. He was also a parachutist in the Russian Army when he was younger. It was a pity he couldn't speak English, and I couldn't speak much Russian - I am sure he was a very interesting man, and I couldn't thank him enough for his kindness.
The day was much cooler at least, and as I had now finished my book, I read the Lonely Planet - inbetween ...