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Travel Blogs from Novosibirsk
... to the bottom, someone’s prayers answered: Then we came to the bridge we’d seen from high above, only thing was, it was broken. One of the pylons in midstream had sunk. Fortunately the much older wooden bridge was in slightly better roadworthiness and we crossed it running the risk of getting a nail or broken plank through our tyres. Following the mob of goats we made it into the village of Buyant:
This is a grubby little village if ...
... with over 40
reporters for a question-and-answer session. The interest generated by the cars,
the people, the route and the organisation is overwhelming at times.
Tomorrow we are off to Omsk – a long haul over indifferent roads, there is no
timing or Time Trials. Getting there in a day is hard enough, as Prince Borghese
will no doubt agree, if he is looking down, as he drove this way with his rivals
******* his heels back in ...
... is a stop where I had wanted to get off but am not this time. I am in a compartment (was) with 3 other ladies) as previously mentioned 2 got off earlier. One spoke fair English and the other none. The best I could do was to exchange Russian formalities and that seem to please everyone. Now there is just one lady and she is going all the way to Moscow and she has the bunk above me. One other thing I realized is that the carriage attendants have gotten ...
... on the flight but get woken at two in the morning for a chicken dinner.
We landed at 03:30 in the morning and took a bus to the train station and get our onward tickets.
We wait in a nearby hotel. It had wifi and French toast. Nine o clock and we decide to wake the couchsurfers hosting us and take another bus to their house.
We were greeted by two sleepy Russians.Thinking we would meet Liza, we in fact met Veronika and Marina, as ...
... a lengthy personal message.
Later she had guests and we feasted together in honor of Tamara Nikolaiyevna. All of us made toasts to her while eating her fabulous dishes and drinking her home made konyak and vodka.
To Tamara Nikolaiyevna, for that which we could celebrate your 78th birthday with you and be in your wonderful company this year! Happy Birthday ...