how to improvise in trains

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st.petersburg Ladozsky station, train leaving 15:30 on a Monday.

27 hours in a train. Open any magazine you can get. Cut out whatever attracts your attention, clue the cutout in your diary, don't try to make it, don't choose, just enjoy cutting and clueing 27 hours. Invite Xenia, a ten year old girl to join you in cutting and clueing.

add some sleeping, drinking tea, sitting in the restaurant wagon, eating piroshki with cabbage and potatoes, hopping in and out the train whenever it stops, admire the stoic discipline of the trains stewardess in their light gray uniforms standing besides the entrance door of their wagons during any stopp and enduring the bites of the mosquitos which take their supper after sun setting at the platform in Babajevo.