27th – 30th August
Known as the “Oxford of Siberia”, Tomsk was definitely a refreshing change from other Russian towns we’ve passed through. The streets were filled with rows of wooden houses featuring “wooden lace” decorating window frames. A lot of these were run down and derelict but were still quite beautiful.
Unfortunately, the Siberian winter was already creeping in and the weather got very cold and wet while we were here, forcing us to find refuge in bars. Here’s our only other picture taken here – Lenin Square.
Our highlight was bumping into two lads from Bristol (our first English speakers in weeks) at the post office and getting the beers in at the Sibirski Pub.