Miguel RU - BAM RU - Komsomolsk RU - Siberia Russia

Russia impressions during a morning before going out of the hotel

1) At the end of the breakfast we leave the bill with the payment over the table and leave. A waiter comes behind asking if we did not forgot to take the receipt with us. Ok, this could be the case. Anyway, we took 3 times the breakfast there,the waiter that takes the orders never […]

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Eva RU - BAM RU - Komsomolsk RU - Siberia Russia


We are in Komsomolsk, in very eastern Siberia. It’s a so-called “BAM-town”. The BAM is the “Baikal-Amur-Mainline”, a railway line that goes further north than the transsiberian, built during soviet times, mostly by Gulag workers doing very hard work. Before this, there was not much here, so all the towns along the line have been […]

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General Miguel RU - BAM RU - Siberia RU - Tynda Russia

Channels availableon our black-and-white TV of the Tynda hotel room

1 – Russian Channel 1 – they are making fun of someone2 – Channel Russia – series3 – REN4 – NTV – “crime”/”police” type program5 – Sport – Ragueby (today was synchronized swimming)6 – DTV – russian movie7 – TNT – “crime” type program8 – Sport “flash back” – old american sports channel (from the […]

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Eva RU - BAM RU - Severobaikalsk Russia

At the northern tip of Lake Baikal

After our 36-hour train trip making a big loop from Irkutsk to the northern end of Lake Baikal, here we are in Severobaikalsk. A small, quite uninteresting place, apart from it’s nice lakeshore with a small beach (although we saw nicer beaches on the Eastern shore). When we arrived at the train station 3 days […]

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RU - BAM RU - Severobaikalsk Russia Trains

36-hour train to Severobaikalsk

Thirty-six hours, the longest so far. It was two-nights on a train with only two or three stops worthing to strech the legs outside. Buying same day ticket meant to go on kupe, 2nd class, which means closed compartiments of 4 berths. Beds are larger, softer and long enought for being stretched. In 3rd class, when […]

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