We made it back into the city in time for lunch on the top of the hotel in the revolving restuarnat. That was a special treat enjoying a really nice upscale lunch with a view of the city below. We made almost a full 360^ turn before it was time to depart for the train station. A quick stop at a local market filled up our picnic basket with supplies for the three-day train ride to the Pacific Ocean. We boarded the train mid-afternoon, settled into our first class cabins, enjoyed dinner in the dining car, and settled in for our first night.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Day 32 - Our Last Cold Day in Siberia and the VERY VERY LONG Train Ride
For our last day in the Buryatian Republic we visited another outdoor wooden museum. It was 10^ outside, yet the bright sun and lack of a breeze made it feel actually warm. This time the buildings reflected the culture of the local people, the old beleivers, and some pre-historic stone age and iron age tribes. The bark and skin covered teepees were interesting and there was a small zoo with a few unusual animals. We saw a raccoon-dog, a red-spotted deer, a Bactrian camel and a couple of Siberian tigers. The animals looked well-fed and cared for although they were housed in very small cages and that was sad.