Travel Blogs from Perm
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 ...
... far away. Mikhail was more interested in his grandchildren, ice fishing and doing his part time tourist business, and I was more interested in talking about our great adventure and Russian trains.
Mikhail helped carry our bags to our compartment on the train and then bid us farewell. It had been a lovely visit to Perm and a priveledge to meet Mikhail. We settled into our compartment. It would be 3756 kilometres and three nights to Irkutsk.
As we headed towards the Russian border near Salla we saw several elk, or at least we believe them to be elk, three separate lone animals and a mother and calf, if that's the right word. Lyn got some photos of them as best she could.
Finally we got to the Russian border. I created an impression with the customs people who looked in the car, they asked about me so I was introduced. Nobody seems concerned that I didn’t have ...
... 1. Navi führte mich auf die falsche Strasse, 2. Keine Fähre wo eine sein sollte, 3. Zu morastiger Untergrund und kein Durchkommen mit dem Töff. Dafür sieht mein Motorrad nun nach Weltreise aus J
Da ich den Weg nicht nach Perm an einem Tag schaffe, werde ich über Nacht irgendwo in der Natur übernachten. Hoffe nur, dass kein hungriger Bär mitten in der Nacht vor dem Zelt ...
... about Perm I took the rickety old tram that came in on a special tram turning circle right in front of Perm II station. At 12 roubles a ride anywhere it seems inexpensive. All short distance transport seems quite cheap and straight forward, whether it's 25 roubles to ride anywhere in the metro system of SPb or Moscow or half that for of the regional city buses, trams and electric buses to ride any distance on the line in question. Another ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking