03.08.2011 - 04.08.2011 18 °C
The overnight journey from Yekaterinburg involved our first encounter with two Russians drinking vodka. Alexander and mikhail. They mistook Roderick for Sean Connery and Robert for Robert de Niro. A few more vodkas and they stalked us to our cabin. Thankfully Dilip came to the rescue by scaring them into submission, and after polishing off Robert's honey vodka they stumbled back to their own cabin.
Omsk, a city that cannot wait 5 years, as it seemed to be celebrating 295 years since it was created. But the plans for 2016 look good.
Stayed at the ibis, which had the best staff - very helpful and great customer service.
Plenty to see and do, nice friendly people, dozens of statues and flowers everywhere except for the seeds we collected. Nicest onion domes, and best puddles ever. Lovely river, but not much use made of it - we had our photos taken with Love (bench statue) and look forward to our return.