Ulan-Ude - unfortunately I did not get to see the giant Lenin head
Ulan-Ude Travel Blog› entry 118 of 136 › view all entries
June 1st, 2009 – by: Kramerdude
Its here in Ulan-Ude that the Trans-Mongolian line links up with the Trans-Siberian line. From here its 5642 kilometers to Moscow (heading west) and 3647 kilometers to Vladivostok (heading east) - at least according to Bryn Thomas's Trans-Siberian Handbook which I am carrying with me.
We pass through the city and make the west bound turn towards Moscow still a few days and stops away. We miss the views of the southern shore of Lake Baikal in the dark but that's where we will be tomorrow, or maybe today, I'm not sure and time on the train is so confusing now as everything on the train is kept on Moscow Time and we will be passing through five or six time zones during the westward journey. All I know is its late and I am still up bull-shitting and playing cards with my fellow travelers. Irkutsk is just around the corner and then two days off the train.
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