Trips and Itineraries for Listvyanka
Long way home - Part II - Moscow to Lake Baikal on the Trans Siberian
Long way home - Part III - Buryatia to Mongolia: Bollywood, Buddha, Saraswati and Genghis Khan
Weekend Getaways from Listvyanka
87 Kms from Listvyanka
"Shall I make some tea?" I asked."Sure!" – Beena’s face lit up with a broad smile. Well, who can say no to a cup of tea on board a Russian train?So I picked up the fancy railway glass, in its fancier glass holder, filled it up with hot water from the boiler (In an earlier time they used to have samovars on these trains), dipped the Lipton tea bags in it. Then we sat down by our window - that opens up to a marvelous world outside. The semi frozen lake was passing by, ever so slowly, to the west. There were snow-capped mountains on the other side and pine trees all around us. A man was ice-fishing on the lake, sitting on his unfolded chair. A couple of kids were running after each other in front of a log hut. It was April 28, 2016, and we have been on the move for almost two weeks now.