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There are small villages along the route and if you ask around for a "gostinitsa" you'll be pointed to somebody's house that doubles as the local hotel. Around $5-$7/night, but don't expect much more than a bed and a decent meal. As the Lonely Planet puts it "the only stars you'll see are the ones on the way to the latrine".

About Mongolia, I just did an east-west crossing and crossed at the new NW border (Tsaaganuur/Tashanta) and traveled alone with no GPS. Just map and compass. It works good enough. Only got lost for a day and a half in the Gobi. Cary extra water if you will go down there.

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Hi all,

how's the language problem? Can you get along with English or is it just "hans & feet" unless your good in Russian lingo?

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Adin vodka pojowlsta!
Kakdila ? Harasho..Harasho!

Hans its like everywhere, Its much better with..but still great without. I didnt remember any Russian till I got to Iran! By then it was too late. But I still enjoyed it very much.
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I have to say...
not everybody russian drink vodka...
sorry if you think so..
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That's true, is very popular too.
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Originally posted by vagabond:
That's true, is very popular too.
Not only alcogol
Also potatoes and meat. ))
By the way...
"I'm hungry" - "Ya hochu est'"
"Where I can find ..." - "Gde ya mogu naiti ..."
Hotel - "gostinitsa"
GAS Station - "zapravka"
gasoline - "benzin"
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Originally posted by Shustrik:
"Where I can find ..." - "Gde ya mogu naiti
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="">quote:</font><HR><font face="" size="2">Originally posted by Shustrik:
"Where I can find ..." - "Gde ya mogu naiti


ñàìûé áëèçêèé áîðäåëü
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No, not "samiy blizkiy".
"blijaishiy" ("áëèæàéøèé") is correct.
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