– Are you ready ready ready?
Yes are you going to jump to? – I’m ready when you are.
– Ok go. One, Two, Three. – [Laughs]
– That was so out of time! [Music] – We’re going to Russia today!
– Yes! – We are in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia at the
moment. We’re jumping on our second leg of the Trans Mongolian and we’re going to
Russia. We’re going to Irkutsk. Yes! [Music] – Today we’re on the second part of our
Trans Mongolian journey. We’re traveling from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia
to Irkutsk in Russia The journey is going to take about 24 hours
– Yeah, we’ve got just over one thousand kilometers to travel. – We jumped on about 15:00 so we should be
arriving around the same time tomorrow. It’s about 16:00 now, we’ve been on
the train for an hour. We’ve had a little bit of a look around so we
are ready to show you all around the train. – So let us start by showing you around
our home for the next 24 hours. Our carriage itself is carriage Number 11.
There are ten four bed compartments We’re staying in one, so in our little
berth there are four beds. Two up high, two down low. Down one end of the carriage, I’ll show
you what we’ve got. We have our lovely hot water dispenser,
right here. Which is really great if you’re cooking pot noodles or you want to have
a cup of tea or a coffee. Super handy, if you’re eating in the
dining car all the time and you want something quick and easy. Here we have our first bathroom. We have
one here and one at the other end. Here we have a guards compartment.
Guards waiting room. And that’s all there is down this end of
the carriage. Today we’re travelling on Train 305. Now
this train differs just a little bit from the train we travelled on from Beijing
to Ulaanbaatar on, because this train is a Russian train and not a Chinese train.
Now already we’ve noticed a couple of differences. We have a Russian attendant.
Which makes sense given that we’re on a Russian train. This train feels a little
bit older. For example, there are no plugs in our room. [Sally makes dramatic noises]
[Sarcastic] How are we going to survive! 24 hours with no plugs! No electricity!
No, I’m just kidding! In case you did want to charge your devices.
We do have a plug that’s very inconveiniently located right up here. We also have a bin.
Here’s the bathroom, that’s very important. Toilet, sink, toilet paper, bin,
and window! [music] So… it turn out, there’s no restaurant
car on this train. Not sure why, we tried to go explore
and got told off by the cabin attendant. She asked us where we were going and she
said there was no restaurant car on this train! It’s a good thing we bought our own snacks! [music] [groan] It’s 01:30, we’ve just cleared immigration
and we are so tired! Immigration going from Mongolia into Russia
Can be a bit of a, bit of a process! Someone collected our passports, a sniffer
dog came on, our passports were re-checked Immigration official came through
our bags were searched, the cabin was searched. We were interviewed about where
we were from and what we were doing. So really a bit of a process. [Screeching window blind] [Glass noises]
[music] [music] – Welcome to day two of our Trans Mongolian
journey. – We woke up this morning and we are in Russia, which is so exciting! All in all, it’s been a very different
from the train we had from China When we got to the Mongolia and Russia border
One of the guys in our cabin, his friend came onboard with a whole bottle of vodka!
[murmers and chatter] And these two Mongolian guys with the
tiniest bit of help from us. I had a swig and Sally had a swig. But these
two guys powered through this bottle of Vodka. It was the most incredible thing to see.
A whole bottle of Vodka in 20 minutes! [murmers] This is so much vodka! We were really excited though because we’d
heard that on this train you’ll probably drink vodka with locals. Tick that item off
the bucket list. We had definitely banked on having breakfast
in the restaurant car. We bought snacks for yesterday, we brought dinner for
yesterday. We were just not not prepared at all. There is a cabin attendant. She does
have like teas and some chocolates and some biscuits. Not super breakfasty
food But you know, beggars
can’t be choosers. We’re still having a great time. We’ll
definitely be more prepared next time with snacks and water. Yes. Just in case
there is no restaurant car. [music] So the last time we took a train. We
took a train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar and that was in Hard Sleeper. Today we’re in
Second Class. Which to be honest doesn’t really differ that much. In our opinion at least.
The main difference is this train doesn’t have a restaurant car. Oh [ Fast train noises]
Do you hear that, another train is going past. I bet the light’s going all crazy!
There we go. I’m going to show you guys around our berth today. Over here we have
our seat. During the day this is a seat but at night when you want to go to sleep
it does actually fold down into a bed. You just use this leaver
here and it becomes a bed. And you have lots of pillows and blankets
as well. So don’t worry it’s a comfy, cosy bed. Under here, luggage storage. Oh oh. It’s harder
than it looks to put down Ladder, for climbing up to the top bunk.
Light switch. We also have a button for the TV. Which is up here. But to be honest
with you guys we haven’t actually turned the TV on. We also have a table. With a
lovely tablecloth. And the best feature of the whole room is our amazing window. [music] So, unfortunately, the window itself doesn’t
actually open. I’m assuming that’s for safety reasons. But up the top here. If you can
reach, if you’re tall. It does actually open. So this what the compartment will look like
during the day. Now Ed’s going to show you what it will look like in the night time. So like we’ve said before, this is a four-bed
cabin so up the top here we’ve got two beds they’re the even number beds. We’ve got 8
and 10. And down below we’ve got 9 and 11. When you fold the seat down, this is what
you end up with. You’ve got a pretty comfy bed. A really
good pillow. Better than my pillow at home. We’ve got a duvet and duvet cover.
It’s comfy. But yeah, I really slept surprisingly well.
It could be because we were up late after immigration, but ah this morning
the train stopped twice and one of the passengers left and
we slept right through it. Which either means, the trains incredibly
smooth or the beds just incredibly comfy. [music] Guys, I think we’re here. Ahh quick pack! Struggle! Pack faster!
We’ve got to get everything in the bag! Ahhhh
Goodbye train! We’ll miss you! We’re the last ones!
We’re in Russia! How exciting!
Guys we made it to Irkutsk! Yes! And now there’s an announcement
being made! This always happens! Always!
It appears to have stopped! We made it to Irkutsk! We are in Russia!
This is country number 8 that we have traveled to entirely overland! We’re a
little bit excited because we’re getting closer to Europe and closer to London!
I just can’t believe we’re finally in Russia! Russia just seemed so far away!
And now we’re here! And we’ve traveled so far. It’s just exciting! We’ve got the
next couple of weeks exploring Russia! Right now we’re in Irkutsk! Then
we’re going to Lake Baikal, Yeketeringburg Moscow, Saint Petersburg! Ah!
You’ve never been so excited about anything in your whole life! So when we
planned this trip, one of the things that Ed really really wanted to do was spend
a couple of days at Lake Baikal and that is next up on our list! So this is his
excited face! This is the excited face! This is the most excited you will ever
ever see him! [laughs] But we have spent the last 27 hours on a
train so we need to go to our hotel We need to check in. We need to shower and
I think we need a really good meal. Because after no restaurant car for that
whole time, we are so hungary! Anyways… thank you so much for watching!
We really appreciate it. If this is your first time here, this is Sally and I’m Ed.
And as we just said we’re traveling overland from Sydney to London! Yeah so if you
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