Hitchhiking Siberia: The Café, The $20 Girls and The Arrival

The Hitchhiking Trip to Siberia – 2009
On the road from Moscow to Irkutsk
Part Six

On the Road from Moscow to Irkutsk: Part One
On the Road from Moscow to Irkutsk: Part Two
On the Road from Moscow to Irkutsk: Part Three
On the Road from Moscow to Irkutsk: Part Four
On the Road from Moscow to Irkutsk: Part Five

January 17, 2009. At 3 AM we stopped at the parking lot by the police station to sleep. Irkutsk now was a matter of another day on the road, and there was no need for us to hurry. We slept for more than six hours, and when we woke up it was snowing. Everything around us was white: the road, the vehicles parked along the road, the trees, and even the policemen. Volodya, the driver, boiled some water, and we drank tea and ate cookies watching this white road movie running on the windshield. “About 700 km left. By evening we will be in Irkutsk already. I know a good café 2 hours driving from here, we’ll have our real breakfast there. Cookies are just not enough when you’re in Siberia,” said the driver. He started the engine, and the red “Freightliner” slowly moved.

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