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... in the world. The city is the third largest in Russia with a population over 1.5 million. The most surprising thing about the city is that it has an Opera House that is one of the biggest in the world. It was built by Stalin who had plans to use it as a way of having huge propaganda meetings of supporters and even military displays. We were taken back stage and it appeared to be as big as the auditorium. It has a ramp entrance from the street where military vehicles could drive ...
... and I wasn't expecting to wander too much so I just had my flip flops on. The train station was beautiful and lit up at night so I was taking a few photos, looking through the viewfinder, took a step forward right into a very icy puddle! Yikes that was cold!
Got back on the train and stopped off in the casino cabin (as Mike and Marius' cabin is called as they have card games) for a few shots of vodka before heading off to bed at around 2am local time. Twas a very enjoyable day.
... Monday was once again filled with driving and finding a cheap motel. Driving through the country side was interesting with some amazing views but unfortunately not much more to say, Russia is a vast country with a lot of empty space. On the plus side my music collection was still going strong barely any repeats since the start of the trip.
This may come as a surprise but it was back on the road again Tuesday, only 160 miles before arriving in Omsk where we had a hotel ...
My humans had really enjoyed their stay in Mongolia even with all the car problems and the car was still creating new ones as we went. By this time it had started stalling for no apparent reason. It has done this on very rare occasions ever since they have owned it, only now the problems became very frequent with the car not starting until the motor had cooled, perhaps as much as 2 hours later.
© Lynette Regan 30th August ...
... children close and quicken their step. I enjoyed myself though! Novosibirsk is by no means the most exciting of cities, but it did make for an interesting enough - although thankfully brief - stopover! I stifled my urge to visit Novosibirsk Zoo - home of the World's only Liger (you read correctly!), and just wondered around the city aimlessly trusting my instinct and seeing what I saw. Ten hours after arriving, I was on another Siberian Airlines plane - this time heading to ...
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