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Wasted in Irkutsk

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I’m currently sitting in a train station in Irkutsk, about as tired as I’ve been so far this trip. Which is a neat trick, seeing as I’ve spent the last two days by the shores of Lake Baikal, in a room in a log cabin with the balcony view above, enjoying sunshine on a par with the best Irish summer day, doing nothing more strenuous than going for a dip. Yes, it was bloody cold, but still.

In about an hour, I’ll be jumping on a train to Mongolia, specifically Ulan Bator, where I’ll spend a night in a get and a night in the city before hopping on the train once more. If I have anywhere near the amount of luck I’ve been having so far on this trip, I’ll be flying. (In this very waiting room, I ran into a couple travelling the opposite way, who were able to give me some pointers on the Japan portion of my trip, having just spent two years there.)

Anyhow, night is falling, and I must be off. Will do my best to keep the updates coming, wherever I and the Internet happen to intersect.

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  1. September 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Great photo, and all you’ve missed back here is a conference call with Ebsco about freelance work that may or may never materialize!!

  2. September 11, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I envy you šŸ™‚

    • September 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      It’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of deal, so fair enough. More than a month before I’m back home, and I plan to make the most of it.

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