We stopped for lunch at one of the roadside cafes today. I followed Oleg’s advice and picked a spot with lots of lorries outside. Inside there was a basic menu, but the owner Sergei told us what to have. He was really friendly and explained everything in broken English.
The food was good, especially the smoked fish. He came out for a chat and brought some home made whisky for us, which smelled great. We took a bottle away for later, which will try when the beer runs out. I’ll let you know if it’s any good if I can see my keyboard tomorrow!
As the only bought meal of the day it was superb. We had a fairly long stop, chat and recharge. I managed to contact a friend of a friend in Khabarovsk. We’re going to meet up tomorrow, which is handy as I get the impression Khabarovsk is a big city.