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Aug 7, 2008 - Ekaterinburg

We have arrived in Asia. Our stay in Europe was brief, but eventful. Now Asia. The train ride was a piece of cake. We got on the train around 11PM in Nizhny Novgorod. We had a very nice day of walking around in the rain and taking pictures, in the rain, of the Kremlin. We also bought our very first souvenirs from our trip: authentic Russian umbrellas. It is about time that Kara bought me an umbrella because she broke my last one after using it once. (Kara says that she disputes this incontrovertible fact.) The Russian umbrellas are made out...

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Sep 17, 2004 - Yekaterinburg

9-14 On the train towards Yekaterinburg...yes, we are finally on the way. The ticket thing was just a miss communication in that continuation tickets from each stop must be purchased...that is, picked up at each stop so we have 5-6 more sets of tickets to encounter along the way. The countryside is very rural, housing is wooden with tin roofs entirely. Many wood fenced plots 20x40 or so private gardens all planted. Train went through miles of birch forests in swamp land mixed with pine. Train stop produced hordes of peddlers selling...

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