We decided to break up our journey east in Tomsk rather than Omsk. Starting out on our trip to Russia we had always said that Lake Baikal would be our most easterly destination. We are beginning to have second thoughts about this as we are a little overwhelmed with the distances involved in this massive country.
|The most famous of all the wooden houses.|
Back to Tomsk then. The student capital of Siberia, and a higher concentration of ‘Gingerbread’ wooden houses than anywhere else in Russia. We wanted to base ourselves here, and rather than relying on van showers and gas station toilets we wanted to have access to proper hot showers. So we emailed a few hostels with car parks and asked if we could camp for a few nights with them. One replied, Hunter Hostel on Ulitsa Gargarina and said for 800 roubles we could have showers, toilets, access to the kitchen and wifi. So that’s where we have been for four nights.
|Streaming the first England game over a dodgy 3G signal.|