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well designed. There are 2 sets of upper and lower bunks. The lowers
fold away to make seating during the day. We are provided clean
sheets, a pillow, blanket and small towel. There is a small table to
share by the window, storage under the lower bunks and above the
entry door, and storage hatches that fold out from the wall for small
items. The AC works well except when we stop in the stations where it
stops too. We have slept fairly well and ...
... 8217; from the waist up (big muscular, hairy chest). From now on he is referred to as ‘Bear’.
Well still in Bear’s cabin with his wife and him still demonstrating kissing he wanted me to shake hands again. I thought I am not going to do that this time. I was getting worried as to what I might be agreeing to!
I thought I have had enough of this so I said something on the lines of:
“Well you see mate! It’s ...
... 16 major rivers, including the Volga, Ob, Yenisey, Oka and Amur. The longest bridge is 2.5 kms long and the longest tunnel is almost 2 kms long. The route passes through Europe for 19% (1777 km) of its length and Asia for 81% (7511 km). There are 990 stations on the entire network and although at times it seemed like we stopped at all of them, we were on the express train. And just to top off my list of fun, slightly pointless facts; Sludyanka station, near Lake Baikal, is ...
... girl got off the train and the helicopter helped her with her luggage. I was sure they exchanged numbers because earlier they we're chatting quite a bit and she was giggling a lot. We had the last of the noodles that night and I went to bed quite early. One reason being because we had the longest day I out lives (we'd gained three hours that day and the sun doesn't go down until quite late in this area of the world so it was 20 hours of daylight), and also ...
... it was which made our stomachs flip. Luckily Dolfin the hostel manager was very lovely and also wrote out what to get from the Russian Pharmacy. Ben and Lea wondered round the town in the afternoon they have informed me I didn't miss much. The lake was defiantly the bit we where very luckily not ill ...