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Tomsk to Novosibirsk Station

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Well Tomsk was a real highlight. The timber homes, the university precinct and the huge bulivards. Also some excellent eating!!

But Tomsk is a pain to get to and from because it is not on the main train line. There were no outgoing trains so we caught a bus to Novosibirsk ($10). Stuffed around a bit to find the place to buy long distance bus tickets. Wierdly, the bus ticket office was not at the the bus stop but at the back of the train station(?).

5.5 hours later we were at Novosibirsk (3rd biggest city in Russia). Apparently it is quite nice, but around the station it is pretty dismal. We had planned to walk around a bit and get dinner, but the weather was drizzly, so just sat in the station for three hours and waited for our night train. The station was impressive (again), with chandeliers, palm trees and a classical piano player.

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Another good old train off to Yekatarinberg.

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Cavier is very common and cheap here so thought I might try this cavier dip. Not bad!

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Margaret had a cold so we tried this (chilli and honey spirit). At 40% alcohol it didn't fix the cold but probably knocked her out for the night!

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Overall an uneventful star.pngstar.png 2 star day

Posted by MikeinCairns 06:29 Archived in Russia

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