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Rapid Post From Russia!

Hey Gang (of 5)!

So here’s a quick update since it’s been a while since my last major posting spree – which I believe was in Istanbul. I have many an update that’s ready to fly out, but no time to get it online. Here’s the quick version:

Since Istanbul:

  • Night Train to Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Night Train to Bucharest, Romania
  • Extended stay in Romania across multiple hosts in Bucharest, all for positive reasons 🙂
  • A few nights in the mountains of Transylvania
  • Night Train to Moldova, and a day between Chisanau and Tiraspol
  • Night Train to Kiev – fun times with the five-oh at the border
  • Several fun days in Kiev with Dylan and Roman, then a night train to Moscow
  • Illegal times in Moscow
  • TranSiberian Railway – not the Orchestra
  • 88 hours later, arrival in Irkutsk
  • Trip to Lake Baikal

So there’s been quite a bit of adventuring, and down time if there was a computer to type on during the train ride, but not so much time with the internet.  Right now I’m on a dial up connection (remember the noise that sounds like two fax machines making love?) in my 5th hostel of the trip.  Get this though: the dial up connection uses an internet ‘phone’ calling card to connect.

More on that later. I’ve got some postcards to procure, a ticket to pickup, and a day and a half of trains to ride to get down to my destination next:  Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.

~Michael

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This entry was published on August 10, 2008 at 3:36 pm and is filed under General Update, Society, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Rapid Post From Russia!

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing some Moldova pictures. Maybe you should head to Georgia and catch some military action while you can…

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