43. power cut in russia

hey, i forgot to tell you (thanks marta!) but in irkutsk one night when we had a delicious dinner at the kalinka restaurant the power went out. since it was black outside it got black inside - i couldn't see my food but after a while they found some candles. then power came back and five minutes later it went ...

42. second day in beijing

and we still haven't left the block. this morning we started walking west and 400 m later we ended up in a market-department store kind of like skärholmens loppmarknad but with new stuff (all fake brands though). several hours later we came out with full bags and stomages. great place! canada goose jacket for 400 yan = 150 sek that ...