Khabarovsk everything is possible

Trip Start Sep 11, 2007
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hello,

The 06/12, i was leaving Irkutsk to Khabarovsk, more than 60 hours trains. After dozens of hours of Taiga, and the isolated soviet towns of Eastern Siberia finally i arrive in the place where i was coming to get my visa for China.
The bad news is that i lost my camera with more than 700 pictures of Mongolia, Russia, and the trip on Baikal lake :(
I arrive saturday night in Khabarovsk and i had contact to somebody who could host me but only from the sunday.
After looking for cheap hotel which i never found, i decided to sleep at the train station, one car brought me there, which i tought he was a taxi driver, but he was only a old guy who wanted to still my back pack, and he did. Bag was at the back of the car,  after i paid i thought he was a bite strange so i hurry to get the bag but he was already gone....
I went to police station and sleep there, finally the next day in the afternoon we could meet a translator, and i could tell all story, luckuly i had time to writte the number of the car. Monday thay called me to say that they found the bag, it was in a locker in the train station, the guy didn't find much stuff interesting so he put it there and call the police to say where wa the bag...
In the week i spend in Khabarovsk i went 4 days to police station, to answer questions and finally the they found picture of him i could identify, and when i left they told they where going to arrest him, he was well known from the police, for lots of different crimes.
Anyway i've got my bag back and  the most important the visa for China...
I had the chance to meet Klavdiya, who was my translator, and she introduce me to her good friend Dasha, and both of them were a great help.
Anastasia also my host from couchsurfing helped me a lot for all the meetings with police.

Anyway the city of Khabarovsk is pretty especially with the hill and the Amur river, which was completly frozen, they have this ice sculpture in all the city and especially in the center of town on Lenin square, and it's really amazing work.

For those who will be there around the city next may thay will calebrate the 150 years of the city...

See you

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