Travel Blogs from Khabarovsk
... were watching a DVD on their laptop. We talked a bit (as much as possible at least) and I read a bit before turning in for the night.
48 hours down, 22 to go. Now 8000km from Moscow. I don't think the solitude or the length of this train ride has sent me mad. Or at least that's what Colonel Schmuckers and Randall the magic wizard assure me. Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow ...
A day in a hostel can start in all sorts of ways, today it was with the rustling of bags as a couple of girls left, and a series of phone calls as the girl in the bunk below sorted something or other out. I seem to have got an upgrade, paying for the male dorm of nine beds and being put in the mixed one of four, which is nice. Very hard to tell who lives here and who is a guest-last night the place seemed full, today much less so with guests, but there are plenty of people ...
... opportunities to observe road repairs or construction, I understand that dirt (or fill) is spread on the new road and then compacted down before the next layer, etc. But in Russia, a pile of dirt is dumped on the road and then left there. Then the cars start to spread this out and compact it down as they play “mud rally”. If you’re lucky, it will snow and that turns to slush but if it’s dry, then there is this huge dust cloud ...
... This is proving a challenge. The Lonely Planet publishing date was checked.
Once more. Just round the corner. Aha! Success – and our most budget hotel yet. Fascinating! The bathroom is best described as a shower recess containing a toilet and sink. The drain is in the corner, next to the toilet. Suffice to say that everything gets a wash when you have a shower. There is also a rather interesting double function of the plumbing as ...
... shop and I meet the master , except it's the guy that fixes the printers. Calk back in another hour. We shoot up to the train station to see about tickets to Vladivostock, only to find them to be pretty inconvenient. So running back to the camera store to meet Tanya, a friend of the couchsurfer Anatoyla, who was there to help us and show us around. Finally the camera master had arrived and said my camera was a quick fix, come back in two hours. With that we headed ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet