I have seen so many photos about Beijing and Russia lately which make me wanted to Post about my Trans-Siberian Journey back in 2009 NOW:) This post is about my leg from Mongolia through Siberia all the way to St-Petersburg, with several stops in between. I have so many unforgettable memories and so many crazy stories during this trip. When I first boarded the train from Mongolia, one American and One Russian were already there in the same cart with me. The American used to work for United Nation and he even showed me his UN passport which were NOT supposed to be seen by others:P They were really great companions of my joruney. We talked about our travels and we ate and drink:) Below are one of the stop where local people tried to sell us smoked fishes:)
It tasted so good:)…esp with Russian Beer:)
We even tried something Raw…… delicious:)
After I arrived the first siberian town-Irkutsk, I met up with 2 local friends:)
One of them work in a local school and teach English there:) He knew I’m from New York so he FORCED me to help him with the English exam there:P
OMG, I have never been a teacher, and now to be an english teacher??!!!..MY ENGLISH IS NOT THAT GOOD:)) and it’s Freezing at YOUR SCHOOL:)
But it’s a really great memories because the student kept asking me question and were so grateful for my help:) I LOVE THEM, RUSSIAN are the most friendly and crazy people I have ever known:P After that, I was wondering around town:) Great find:P
Then, I was invited for dinner and tried the JAM WITH TEA:). YUP, I was told that Siberian people love to make Jam and put them in their tea..correct me if I am wrong:) It tasted SO GOOD:)
And check out the pet they have-..umm..cockroaches???!!!!!@_@. Yup, they keep them in a fish tank!!!
This “couple” is JUST SO CUTE!!! Don’t ask me what a “couple” is!!:P
Check out the other PETs they have in their house in Irkutsk! @ hairless cats…LOVE IT:)
Then I headed to Lake Baikal-the deepest lake in this world…..with my Flip flop!!! It’s aound mid-APRIL and it’s freezing over there. When I got to lake Baikal, everyone was asking me how can I travel to SIBERIA with FLIP FLOP!!…ahhhh!!!
And I encountered Gloomy weather…again!!!
After that, I continued my journey to Tomsk, which there is NTH special about this small town:)
And continue my journey to Moscow and St.Peter.
My crazy stories regarding Moscow and St-Petersburg will continue in my next post:)..stay tune. Here is a photo of my room on the Trans-siberian train. DO you think you can survive there continuously for 3 days??