Wicked Winterfrost

Here They Go, Here They Go Again

Posted in Estonia, Trans-Siberian by talikas on May 6, 2009

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“Travel while you can”, said my very wise grandmother quietly (so that grandfather wouldn’t hear) and poured me some more tea. “Ahh, you are late for marriage already… and what about work…?”, moaned my serious grandfather on the sofa, at the same time trying very hard to forget that he just told me a story where he almost moved to Bangladesh for two years. I tried to hide my smile and replied “Oh, no need to worry, it is only for a month…”

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In the end of May beautiful Juliette and I are packing our bags and beginning an exciting adventure on the route Tallinn-Beijing, and, yes, of course, by train. Moscow, Trans-Siberian railway, Russian-train-“romance”, Irkutsk, lake Baikal, Mongolian deserts, Chinese dumplings, here we come!

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  1. ganges said, on May 6, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Oiäge. Selle kohvri paned siis minnes vanakat täis, eksole. Ja siis veel pitsiline päevavari ja punased saapad ja muu. Too siis musti seeni.

    • talikas said, on May 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

      kingad on, kohver on, vana tallinn pässa poest.. aga pagan, see pitsiline päevavari… äkki võtaks kaasa ka alumiiniumist lambivarju?

  2. B said, on May 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    džiisõs, nii kui ilmad jälle soemaks lähevad, pühib ta eesti tolmu jalgelt:D too siis hiinast majanduskasvu ja aserbaidžaanist naftat

  3. Muff the Whistler said, on May 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Wow. Wow. Sounds incredible, Maria! Looks exciting. Looks… HUGE! How many thousands of km? I’m jealous, you know – won’t say “envious” ‘cuz that’s one of the Seven Deadly Sins. :-) I bet you’re going to have a wonderful time. I know you’ll post pics….

    Safe travels and good times to you!

    • talikas said, on May 6, 2009 at 6:05 pm

      hehehe… i’ll probably manage to use internet like 4 times during that 1 month… :) but i will try to keep the blog updated.

  4. Mickey said, on May 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    gosh, marvelous !

    Don’t take pictures, damned..
    I want you to record every move you’re gonna make on a camera ! I want to see it all, I want to see how it moves, how it exists ! To taste that little piece of feeling that…well.. it’s for real.
    We can lie with pictures..but it’s more difficult to cheat with a camera ;)

    Enjoy those days, Maria.
    One day, I’m gonna be the way your grand’pa has been with you. Telling the same thing to my grand-daughter ;)

    (just to be sure : you can step out of the train sometimes.. or you’re both have to stay inside all the way long? hum.. ;) )

    • talikas said, on May 6, 2009 at 6:05 pm

      i only have my photo camera and my eyes… and wheres the dark orange chocolate !? :P

      • Mickey said, on May 6, 2009 at 8:11 pm

        she’s going to travel all around china and russia for a month, and the only thing she’s worried about..

        …is having some chocolate !

        That’s a woman, for sure.

  5. Kristi said, on May 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Ma olen kuulnud, et Irkutsk pidi väga meeldiv linn olema. Vähemalt GULAGi memuaaridest jäi küll selline mulje;)

  6. Marihhen said, on May 6, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    http://mirkutsk.wordpress.com/ – ehk leiate endale kohaliku giidi:-)

    • talikas said, on May 7, 2009 at 6:53 am

      juba saime sealt endale väga ägedad soovitused :)

  7. Holmps said, on May 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Heh-heh-heh… Mul on enamvähem sama trass välja vaadatud, aga Irkutskist otse edasi, mitte paremale, Sahhalinile välja! Seal asub väike ja romantiline linn nimega Holmsk:)))

    gallery.photo.net/photo/5382804-md.jpg

  8. Manu said, on May 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Excellent!!! Are you staying a bit in China afterwards?

    I hope you’ll travel with that very same luggage and you post plenty of Agatha Christie’s type pictures!!!

    • talikas said, on May 7, 2009 at 6:54 am

      yes im staying everywhere a bit :) im not sure i can post a lot during the trip but i will certainly try.

  9. isa said, on May 7, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Vana Artur ei rääkinud kindlasti mitte sõnagi abiellumisest, ära luuleta!

    Ja Bangladeshi kõrval oli muuhulgas kõne all ka Kuuba, paar aastet hiljem Kreeka.
    Las ta räägib oma merereisidest! Allveelaevaga, ja pealveelaevadega!
    Kui vanaisa oli 6- aastane, pääses ta vaevalt Inglismaale elama minekust, nii et …
    käbid ja kännud!

    • talikas said, on May 7, 2009 at 6:55 am

      isake, see abiellumise jutt on inside nali artur juunioriga :)

  10. mar said, on May 7, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    v6ta siis kindlasti pudel viina ka kaasa, kui siberis jamasse peaksid sattuma, saad end v2lja osta

  11. Edoardo said, on May 11, 2009 at 10:02 am

    1 month? is that enough for such a huge (and nice) trip?

  12. talikas said, on May 11, 2009 at 10:08 am

    edoardo, unfortunately there is never enough time to travel. maybe longer period next time…

  13. gustav said, on May 21, 2009 at 7:41 am

    tubli tüdruk!


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