Lots of bucket list ticks going on right now. Transiberian Train!!! I’m so excited! 4 days on a train, eventually arriving in Baikal.
I boarded in Moscow, and as soon as I saw the room, I kinda thought ‘oh dear god, what have I done’. Me in a room with three strangers for four days! Eek!
I boarded after midnight so climbed straight into my bunk and passed out.
I always thought I was a light sleeper, turns out, I’m not. I slept right through two people leaving the room and the beds being re-made!
First day was mainly me exploring the limited space, I didn’t want to sit in the room for 4 days, I would go crazy, so i ventured out and found the restaurant cart.
Trying to be frugal after spending money like a millionaire at a strip bar in Saint Petersburg, I only ordered green tea just so I could sit there, read and enjoy the scenery.
That didn’t last long.
As soon as the Russians who can speak a bit of English find out there’s an English speaker on board, they crowd round to practice their skills!
I watched as they downed shots of vodka, chasing it with either beer or fruit juice and slowly ate a meal of potato and fish.