SEPTEMBER 30. 2018
Train ride continues: 2 days and 5 hours on the train. There is, in fact, no one train called the ‘Trans-Siberian Express’, rather there are many trains going eastbound and westbound. One of a few things, that actually works perfectly well in Russia. You will be surprised by the scale of the system connecting together the world's largest country, thus being a bridge between Asia and Europe. In fact, you can even continue to Hong Kong, Vietrnam or even Japan by a ferry. The entire system works like a Swiss watch!
Don't expect an extensive menu or that everything shown on the menu to be available daily. Usually, salads and soups are served, main course (steak, schnitzel or fish with rice or potatoes). Typical breakfast includes ham, fried eggs. The restaurant car also sells beer, Russian champagne and vodka, chocolate and some snacks. Drinking vodka is, of course, part of the local experience, but it not compulsory. However, one must certainly try this special Russian on-board tea served in very special Soviet cups. A chance is not do be missed!