I have to run, so this is just an update on where I am :) .
I will be taking a 31-hour train in one hour, off to the far lands of Russia, except not quite. There aren't enough trains to cross the border, so I will be going to the border town. Then seeing how to cross into Russia. Either I will manage to get a bus to the next train station in Russia, or maybe a train, or I will walk across the border. We shall see. In any case, it will be an adventure typical of my trip so far - and in either case, I'm sure that I'll have a story to tell afterwards!
I will post once I have internet again. In the meantime, take care, and don't you dare worry about my trip - I have actually really thought this through! :D
Russia, here I come.