Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30óóó͘¥½®Öæƒþ®Ä›͘ěã&›ÙçƒÙùϮϬϭϳ ϭϳ Tip 2: Buy 2nd/Kupe Class I know, I know. You’re an intrepid backpack- er, not afraid to travel rough. You want to stretch each travel dollar and make the most of your experiences. I’m right there with you. But I am forever grateful that I let myself be convinced to splurge on a second-class tick- et. In second class up to four people share a cabin with four relatively comfortable beds and a door that closes and locks. In Plackscarta/Platzcart (Third Class) they pack up to 54 beds in a train car with little to no privacy, security, or comfort. Anyway. Tip 3: Bring Tea, Buy Piroshki/PirozhkiI Each train car has a hot water station at one end and a bath- room at the other. You can drink the water from the hot water station. Travel with tea and sugar cubes to liven up your bever- ages without resorting to the exorbitantly high costs of the meal car drinks. It is also helpful to pack snacks to eat and share. At most stops the train will pull into the station and stay for 10 minutes to an hour or more. This can be a nice chance to hop off and stretch your legs. Just be sure to check with the con- ductor before wandering too far from your car! On the platforms there are often old Russian Grandmas selling freshly baked and still hot and steaming piroshki, vegetables, potatoes, and even VRPH¿ VK%X\WKHSLURVKNL2IWHQ¿ OOHGZLWKSRWDWRFDEEDJH meat, cheese, onion, or carrot, each is more delicious than the next. Try them all!