Clients Pictures and Comments  
This page contains both copies of emails/letters and some pictures with comments!
 
Trans Siberian and Russia
Other areas of the World
Mongolia
China
Homestays
Overland across Russia, the Stans, Iran by car or motorbike

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember the days of Post Cards!

Some recent 'observations from the rail'

There are a selection of mails via the above links. A recent series of mails from Daryl can be viewed by clicking HERE. They are many and so require their own page.

The train trip

from Mongolia to Irkutsk (Russia) was interesting. Our cabin mates were 2 Mongolian fellows in their 40's, one who spoke reasonable English and enjoyed a good laugh.... also the whole leg of lamb he brought in his rucksack made our 'pot noodles' look pretty ordinary.

On our last night in Irkutsk I brought out the football, and had a game with some local kids. They were fascinated, and one boy was quite skilful, he was kicking drop-punts and handballing like he had done it all his life.... I'm just a great teacher! Later a drunken Russian man came up to us, rambled on for a few minutes then asked for my autograph, gave us both a hug and left! He must have thought I was Wayne Carey!! - Ed note An Australian football personality

Russia has certainly learnt how to monopolise the tourist dollar.... all it needs to do now is improve its PR skills by about 3000%. The people did their best to avoid helping us.... and the sour-faced women working most attractions (Ed notes - as ticket sales and 'room guards') was so bad it was funny. We kept smiling at them... but we couldn't crack 'em!

 

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Again Helen thanks for advance booking us that restaurant you knew. Boy we were lucky we got in"!  Sheila & George.......

"And the room service was so attentive"!
Mary O'Brian......

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"Helen the transfer taxi you booked arrived on time and what a charmer the driver was"!!  
Sheila & George......

"Hello Brent, thanks for the great room you found us. the ambience was second to none"!  Mary O'Brian.....

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"Hi good folk at Passport Travel. Thanks for finding us something when there really was 'No room at the Inn'".
Sally & Jane........

All roads lead to Passport Travel

'Great views, lovely long walk, see you soon! Don't know if I can return' xoxo'