I'm having a great time. The train is powered by coal and is one used during the Cold War. I have had a lot of time to read, relax, and reflect on life. I haven't had any wi-fi for a few days so I sent info by text to my mom to post.
So I have realized I was much to worried about clothes for the -10 degree weather at stops and didn't pack appropriately for the 85 degree train, an all wool wardrobe has been challenging. We are eating granola bars, noodles, & water. Tomorrow we will cross into Mongolia and they will switch out our Russian dining car for a Mongolian dining car.
We will see the worlds oldest & deepest freshwater lake called Lake Baikal. http://www.lakebaikal.org/
Our view consists of birch trees & miles & miles of snow & sometimes houses. We spend most of our time reading.
I continue to be excited about what adventure is around each corner. I will update more when I have wi-fi.