The sun came out and I went to get the street bus to take me to the cross country center. However, it was faster to walk. It took a long time to get there. I guess I may have taken it going the other direction? maybe..
I did 4 km on my classic skis. It was a great workout. I saw a lady on cross country skis in long skirt! They do the darndest thing here. Did i mention that it is free to ski and to use their equipments? People just drop by to ski. I am hoping to do this almost everyday. BTW I wore my cool hat that I just finished knitting – the kit by Kathryn Alexander. No body commented on it though and itwas really the wrong kind of hat to wear here cos it did not keep me too warm.
When i was done, the weather changed and it started to snow. it seemed to snow everyday here and cold brrrr…..As i passed by the ice scultptures near Suskino, I decided that I was hungry and I noted that on the map there is a Ramen Noodle Alley. So I went in search of it, and saw that it really was an alley, with lots of small shops off the alley. I know the good ones are those that are full with people waiting in line but I just wanted to eat and go back to the dorm, so I nipped into one. It was barely 8 feet across and about 8 to 10 people could sit around the bar. The cooks were onthe other side. I ordered Niku which is beef and it was really tasty. The soup was thick not watery. It was so yummy. However, on the walk back I started feeling so bloated I thought I was gonna burst and it was so cold! I had on two jackets and my x-c ski pants and my fingers were frozen to the bone!
Our room was so darn cold I had to up the heater – only to 20 degrees C cos I am trying to save on the oil fuel. After a shower I hung around in the warm common room and when Lucy got home, we had salad and spaghetti from scratch. We ate about 8pm cos I was waiting for the other guys to finish cooking.