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Apr 15, 2005 - Novokuznetsk to Biysk

The bus ride from Novokuznetsk to Biysk is one of those experiences which reminds one of just how vast Siberia really is. Of course the train rides do that too, though I take most of those in overnight hops so lose any real sense of distance. Anyway, this particular route is notable in that it rolls up and down hills, rollercoastering ad infinitum. The hills are a patchwork of forests and fields and from each one, one sees more and more and more of the same. Maybe once every 40km a village of squat wooden houses will appear. There'll be a...

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