Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bus, Train and Hitch-hiking to Siberia

I started my travel to Siberia at the bus station in Riga on 19th of July. I took overnight bus to Moscow, where I had to change to the train. It was delay at Latvian-Russian border but I had 4 hours time between scheduled bus arrival and train departure so I was quiet. Russian roads are even worse than Latvian and just about three hours and 180 kilometers before arrival Moscow our bus stopped and refused to go. It took two hours for our good drivers to replace broken part and we reached Russian capital city with three hours delay but still in time for me to catch my train to Siberia.
In the train I spent two nights and one day sleeping, reading and talking to my fellow passengers.
In the morning of 22nd of July I get off at the station of Ishim, small city in Tyumen region, walked to the road and raised my hand with thumb turned up.
It took two and half days, 4 cars, 2 trucks and 1600 km to hitch-hike to my native city Achinsk in Krasnoyarsk region.

Below are pictures of Achinsk and Chulym river.