It was time to leave our "soundproofed apartment". We packed our bags, but my washing wasnt dry so i hung it on a bench outside and we sunbathed for a while. A little old lady came over (why are old ladies always little? i'll ask my nan next time i skype) she spoke to me in Russian and i told her i didnt understand, she pointed at my washing and told me to follow her, i thought she was telling me off for having my washing splayed across the entrance of the hostel...
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Finally it was time to leave the train, i was sad to be leaving our new friends and the calmness but excited to see Siberia. It was 4am and we had arrived in a cold and dark Siberia. Often when you come to a city the first things you see are the outskirts, which are often the worst areas. But you have to pass through it to get to the good bits, a bit like foreplay i guess. So i wasnt that worried when we stepped out of the station to find a grey harsh concrete ju...