Taiga to Tomsk

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It was a very early 4:30am rise this morning to get off the main line at Taiga. We caught a local train (2 hrs $3) to our final destination of Tomsk. Tomsk is a university city of 500,000 people (100,000 of those are students). It was one of the first cities in Siberia and has a lot of interesting history.

It is famous for it's solid and decorative timber homes, and its Siberian culture and cuisine. We booked a hotel in one of these beautiful old houses (Abajur $50 per night)

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We walked around the town to get our bearings, had a brunch then returned to the hotel for a nap.

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In the late afternoon we walked around the university and main centre.

I love Tomsk:

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The Institute:

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The State University:

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The city centre:

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For dinner we went to a traditional Siberian restaurant but did not enjoy it much. We had frozen raw fish for entree, and grilled venison and dumpling soup for mains.

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Another great location and a star.pngstar.pngstar.pngstar.png 4 star day

This featured blog entry was written by MikeinCairns from the blog Back to the USSR.
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By MikeinCairns

Posted Sun, Aug 18, 2019 | Russia | Comments