Trans-Siberian - Day 4
I'm really glad someone in Moscow told me to bring some food, because while the dining car is good, it's very expensive and I have planned for Asia to be the cheaper leg of my trip.
I still haven't figured out what the hell the attendants do other than text their friends and cook huge feasts for themselves that the passengers gawk at and drool over. The bathroom on board hasn't had toilet paper for two days, and there aren't any sticks, stones OR pinecones lying around for me to use.
My time on the train has been spent chatting with my Finnish neighbors, Big Bob and Mickey (we are planning to set up shop in Mongolia together to get situated), and my roommate. Other than that I have slept a lot and slept a lot more.
At 2am last night we had a toga (bed sheet) party in car #6, where we managed to cram 20 half-naked, piss drunk people into a tiny four-person cabin. That was....interesting.
Just before bed, I usually spend a bit of time hanging out between cars and warming myself by the open flames of the coal hatch. It reminds me of a campfire back home. On occasion, I can hear the young Korean gal next door playing her guitar and humming softly. I also came across some recordings I had taken of the choirs at Maple Grove (my church in Columbus) and Christ Church (my church in New York). While traveling alone, such comforts are nice from time-to-time.
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