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Published: June 21st 2017
Geo: 51.5002, -0.126236
It's no warmer in Istanbul than it is here in London - it's colder in Ankara, thunderstorms in Tbilisi, 29 degrees (centigrade) in Kiev! What to pack? An umbrella sounds like a starting point.
I now have a ticket for my train from Ankara to Erzurum in Turkey - I got so excited by them becoming available I forgot to change the destination and booked through to Kars, cancelled that - which cost me 8 Turkish Lira TLK) and re-booked to Erzurum, but the difference in price was less than 8 TL, no matter - the whole 19 hour trip in a First Class Sleeper is only £30.
And I have established that the reason I can't book yet from Rostov-Kiev is that the train starts somewhere else and Rostov is an 'intermediate stop' - as Julia from the Russian Railway customer helpline says: "
On the basis of "Regulations for transportation of passengers, baggage and cargo at the federal railway transport" (hereinafter - the "Rules"😉 the sale of travel documents at the intermediate stations is carried out from 3 days before departure of the train in case of pre-and after disembarking from the train station of departure or the formation of Train traffic. " So I checked the train I need from its starting point and currently there is lots of space!
I've checked in for my BA flight from Terminal 5, and once I'm packed I'm ready to go.
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