Trip Start Sep 14, 2006
169Trip End ??? ??, 2007
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I got on my train (the Moscow Express) in Berlin not sure which carriage to enter because my ticket was a little on the "foreign" side. I found my three-berth cabin, with a guy already inside and unpacking his stuff. After some introductions I learned that he was also going from Moscow to Beijing, like me, on the following tuesday
At around 10pm Yoshi and I instructed our carriage guard to turn our cabin-seats into cabin-beds and settled down for the night. At around 1am we were woken by banging on the door and two Belorussian guards were outside wanting to see our passports and visas. We guessed we were at the Poland-Belarus border and were asked to fill out customs forms. I'd always filled out customs forms at airports or in planes, never sat in my pants and t-shirt having just woken up! The train took forever to leave the station and finally we got some kip.