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Jan 15, 2008 - Томск (Tomsk)

We arrived at Tomsk after a five hour bus ride in a mini bus, and around two days travelling from Tobolsk to get here. Tired, cold and cramped we managed to get tickets easily for the first time and third class. The city is a pretty one, a university town, much more easy going than most cities we'd been in since then, many people spoke English and were much more open than previously. We went to the opression museum, a tiny but disturbing celler full of pictures of victims of Stalins secret cleansing projects. For the rest we walked around...

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Trans-Siberian/ Asia

Apr 28, 2005 - Tomsk 1

Now this is the kind of day that makes me remember why a travel writer's job is so brilliant. Tomsk is only 260km from dreary old Novosibirsk, but in terms of mentality, beauty and interest it's light-years away. Having been very enthusiastic on my last visit I tried to approach the town with a critical eye and tramped around some of the more second-rate areas that I hadn't even reviewed last time. Far from diminishing my enthusiasm, I discovered a whole swathe of fabulous old 'wooden lace' houses, a few new museums and loads of additional...

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