The Hitchhiking Trip to Siberia – 2009
On the road from Moscow to Irkutsk
January 15, 2009. We woke up around noon. Andrey, the driver, said I have time to take shower, while he’ll go and check the car. In fact, I’ve had enough time not only to take shower, but also to read Edvard Radzinskiy’s “Mysteries of History”. Andrey came back at 2 PM only. “It seems that everything’s fine with the car now, so we can leave, but let’s go to eat something before. I’m starving,” said he. Rice porridge, few pieces of bread and lemon tea – that was the only vegetarian food we were able to find in the hotel’s simple café. Both of us were silent during the lunch. Leaving the hotel, I was thinking about its rooms – how many strangers they have seen? And how many strangers will pass by here and rest their heads on those pillows?