Before this trip I didn‘t know, what and how it‘s gonna be like. Originally I wanted to learn some Russian and also started with some lessions in Salzburg, but due to timing issues, I could only visit half of them. Also I‘ve heard some stories, that russians don‘t really know and foreign (european) languages. Continue reading Roundup of the trip through the largest country in the world
This time the journey on the train was much less exciting than the one to Nizhny.
We found the right platform and jumped on the right train. This time it was the first time to spend a night in one of those famous 3rd class compartments (platzkartny) together with 54 other people. Continue reading heading into Asia
After getting rid of all the stress and noise we had in Moscow, it was quite a relief to be in a smaller city again. Nizhny Novgorod, population still over one million people, provided a small city center on a hill between the two bigger rivers Wolga and Oka. Continue reading between Oka and Wolga in Nizhny Novgorod
On Thursday it was time to leave Moscow to the next City… Nizhny Novgorod.
We made it quite early to the train station to get some food and check the right platform. Basically everything was working fine, but then 2 drunk russians stopped by and all our attention was payed to them. Then we recognized that a train, which had Nizhny Novgorod written on it left the train station. After 2 minutes we recognized that this would have been our train. Continue reading Train to Nizhny Novgorod