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Hector – Ó Siberia go Saigon

Thur
9.30pm
     

Hector is beginning his greatest adventure
of them all deep in Siberia
Begins Thursday @ 9.30pm

Hector – Ó Siberia go Saigon

The greatest, the longest, the most epic journey Hector has ever done begins in one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth. He’s 3,500 kms from Moscow, the capital of Russia but stuck deep in a place where exiles and prisoners were sent for 1000’s of years. Yes – Hector is beginning his greatest adventure of them all deep in Siberia. In 8 week’s time, having stepped out of Russia, crossed Mongolia and China, entered Nepal and crossed Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand and Cambodia he will end up sunning himself in Saigon, a journey of over 8,000 kms.
 

 
Episode 1:
Hector’s journey begins in the Siberian town of Tomsk with ice swimmers and sleigh dogs in minus 30 degrees cold. He spends time with a Russian Orthodox priest before he takes on the snow covered roads as he heads for the territorial capital of Siberia, Novosibirsk. Here it’s a mix of getting up close and personal at a Russian model agency, sampling some Russian ballet and a strange visit to a crematorium just outside town before he joins the longest railroad in the World, the famous Trans Siberian railway and heads for his next destination, Mongolia.
 

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