Ulan-Ude - unfortunately I did not get to see the giant Lenin head

Ulan-Ude Travel Blog

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Crowded into our train car passing time the only way one can in the train - bull-shitting and drinking.
Continuing the journey along the Selenge River as we left Goose Lake behind there wasn't much to do except to pull out some Vodka or buy some Russian Beer from the provodnitsa as they passed through the carriage. I took a few more photos especially of the sunset as we approached Ulan-Ude.

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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Crowded into our train car passing…
Crowded into our train car passin…
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A car passes by in the opposite d…
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What appears to be a new church b…
Small Siberian villages near sunset
Small Siberian villages near sunset
Sunset along the Selenge
Sunset along the Selenge
Sunset along the Selenge
Sunset along the Selenge
Sunset along the Selenge
Sunset along the Selenge
Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude
photo by: orcio81