September 12, 2019 We arrived in Perm late last night and immediately transferred from the train station to our hotel for a few hours’ rest. Our tour to the Kungur Ice Caves starts at 9am this morning, with Vasiliy, a local guide. We’ve had unusually warm weather thus far, and today we dress like we expected to do in Siberia! Hats, gloves, scarves and winter jackets. The average temperature inside the caves is +5C!
After our tour we return to the hotel for a break / free time for dinner. We depart the hotel at 9:30pm and return to the train station for a short (5 hour) trip to Yekaterinburg, arriving at 3:35am. Just to keep you up to date, dear readers, I am publishing my blog before collapsing in bed. We have free time until 2pm tomorrow, so I will still get some sleep. We just don’t know what time of day or night it is anymore, with so many time changes and odd train schedule hours! But what an adventure!