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« Il n'y a pas de bonnes habitudes. L'habitude, c'est une façon de mourir sur place. »
Albert Quentin - Un singe en hiver

Transsiberian express

16 Apr 2014 | Kurgan, Kurganskaya Oblast, Russia


Time is running fast, and even if I appreciate so much the Baikal area, it's time for me to move on. From there I start my transsiberian crossing, but hitchhiking is not as boring as taking the train :-)

On the way I meet tens of nice people who give me rides from a few kilometers to several hundreds or even thousands. I visit a few cities and meet interesting people everywhere: Novosibirsk which, as being the third biggest city of Russia, is big and not very attractive to me; Omsk which is more acceptable in term of size and atmosphere; and Kurgan which is rather small and untouched so on a very different level. I expected the way to be a bit hard, but it turns out to be so easy, many trucks actually crossing all the way, even going to Europe sometimes, very happy to offer rides, give Russian lessons, and even share their food with me!

I leave Siberia with an heavy heart, really amazed by the kindness of the people in such a tough area!