with and by Lester & Danuta Gideon
The Yenisey River 2-Week Cruise
Green Forests, Beautiful Rivers, Stalin's Gulag Ruins,
Million Population Cities -- Siberia Had Them All
From 23 July to 10 August 1993
Danuta & Lester Gideon
Go On A Grand Tour To Central Siberia
NOTE: First published in 1993 in copyrighted softcover
by Dr. Lester Gideon & Associates, Lompoc, California, USA.
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"Surely this MUST be
the adventure of the
For, it IS the Adventure
to end all Adventures."
There were many surprise changes to the established travel itineraries, while
traveling to Siberia. Especially frustrating, were the changes to the mode of
travel that before leaving was so carefully laid out and studied.
Our trip to the Yenisey River in Siberia was one great example of bungling by
the tour organizers.
The flyers announced that we would be flying from Gdansk in Poland, to Krasnoyarsk
in Siberia. Then we would take a bus to the ship for our two-week cruise. At
the end of the cruise, we would again go by bus to the airport at Krasnoyarsk
and be flown directly to Gdansk.
According to the flyers we would leave Gdansk at 6 p.m. Saturday night, arriving
at Krasnoyarsk by 8 a.m. Sunday morning. We would transfer to the ship by 9
a.m. where we would have breakfast. Then we would take a bus tour of the city
and the large dam across the Yenisey River.
The ship was to begin the cruise Monday morning at 9 a.m. At the end of the
cruise, we would leave the ship on a Sunday about 1 p.m. We would transfer by
bus to the airport. We would leave by plane about 2 p.m., arriving in Gdansk
by 4 p.m.
We had absolutely no complaints about the cruise, because the shipboard portion
was as advertised. The amenities were a little better than what we paid for
them. The following diary-type article might give you a really good rendition
of the famous "Murphy's Law" saying: "When things start going bad, they get worse." However, only on the way to the ship.
This adventure is divided into 7 parts. You can go
from part to part by starting on Part one, or select any one from the following
Created 10 January 2004, updated 19 January 2006 by that great Lester Peter Gideon