We spent yesterday just chillin, we found a beach on the river side and just spent the day sunbathing, we got all our washing done at the hostel, and just generally got ready for our train journey. Got up around 10 and told Steve he needed to be ready by 11.30 factoring in at least a half hour buffer for his grooming rituals, but for the first time he was ready on time, only a week in and we are already getting better. We went to the shop next to the hostel and the lady greeted me like a regular, I spent ages scouring the shelves for supplies, only to find everything I wanted was out of date, eventually decided that as everything seemed to be out of date and I didn't see any dead customers lying around I should probably just get on with it, so ended up with dried milk 7 months out of date and crisps 4 months out of date, there were biscuits that had been removed from there packaging and put into plastic bags on the shelves, I guessed these were probably so far out if date they could no longer display them, I wondered how far was too far considering my dried milk was 7 months gone, decided to give the biscuit surprises a miss. We got to the station early and found our carriage and seat easy this time, every day seems to get a little easier. The train was modern and clean with big comfy chairs, similar to first class in England, not that I have ever been in first class but I've sat in cattle class and glared at the people in it enough to know what it looks like. Four hours later we were back in Moscow, we went for Chinese, I had this kind of bubble and squeak soup with prawns, fish, bacon, sweet corn and all the other left others, it tasted good though, then I had some kind of fish and rice with weird sweet tasting vegetables, I'm starting to get more adventurous with my food. After dinner we found our train easily, it was newer and cleaner than the first sleeper train we had, and it was staffed by Chinese who were a lot friendlier and happier than there Russian counterparts had been, we got on around half an hour early, our compartment was similar to the last one only more modern with plastic walls and fittings instead of wood, and a fan on the wall, we were on a mission to get settled in and sorted before our new Russian friends arrived to share the compartment, we were like seasoned pros, we had everything neatly put away and sorted and Steve even managed to make his bed without the help of a pirate, as the train started to fill up it was clear that most of the people were other tourists, eventually the train left the station minus our new friends, Steve was chuffed that we had the carriage all to ourselves but I was a little gutted as meeting new people was all part of the fun for me.