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  • 88 HoursAnd so to the train. Our little compartment was remarkably comfortable (helped by Posted by arianemeena in Two Pairs of Shoes | Aug 29, 2013
  • Underground CathedralsThe surprisingly luxurious #19 Megapolis night train took us south from St. Petersburg to a wet and humid Moscow. The sun came out for an afternoon trip to the truly surreal VDNKh; once the Soviet governments' Exhibition of the Achievements Posted by arianemeena in Two Pairs of Shoes | Aug 28, 2013
  • Asian Russia[float=right][/float]Not long enough time spent in Mongolia but unfortunately it is time to move on to visit our Soviet cousins :D. Instead of taking the actual TranSiberian train we headed to the Posted by Olga Sapakova in Trav The Traveller | Aug 27, 2013
  • ZIMNIK - Ice Roads in Russia"Zimnik" is the Russian term for temporary "winter roads", constructed every year, roughly between the end of December and the beginning of April, on snow and rivers, purposely to serve remote polar regions of Siberia. The term "ice road" has Posted by LuxuryRogue in Gentleman Adventurer | Aug 24, 2013
  • I spy with my little eye...One thing is self-evident by the length of time we have spent on trains playing “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with T” and that’s Russia is vast. So huge in fact, that after a week travelling eastward Posted by stuartfinch in Somewhere Over The Urals. | Aug 23, 2013
  • Apples and VodkaDay 1, 7am- Terminal 5 Bag Drop "I assume my bag will be checked through to St Petersburg?" "Erm, no. We don't have an agreement with Air Berlin so you'll have to collect it and check it in again for your onward Posted by arianemeena in Two Pairs of Shoes | Aug 21, 2013
  • Rogaining world champs and big Russian citiesIt's 7am on Saturday morning and the sun is beaming in the big window of the corner apartment we have rented for the duration of our three day stay in Moscow. Up here on the 7th floor we are largely Posted by LS overland in L & S Finland to Australia overland trip | Aug 21, 2013
  • First Class to MongoliaWe left Irkutsk last night after saying a sad goodbye to Penny, Rowan, Emer and Gertrud and a ‘see you soon’ to Steve and Chopper. After boarding the train at around 10.30pm we sat and talked for a while before Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 13, 2013
  • The Paris of SiberiaToday we travelled back to Irkutsk. I must admit I knew next to nothing about Irkutsk as I hadn’t taken the time to find anything out; I thought the Lake was the main attraction here and expected Irkutsk to be Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 11, 2013
  • The Pearl of SiberiaWe arrived in Irkutsk around 10am and got our transfer directly to our accommodation in Listvyanka at Lake Baikal. We were staying in a guesthouse not far from the lake shore and our rooms shared a large balcony facing towards Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 10, 2013
  • Three days on a train!The next leg of the train was the big one, two and a half days! We boarded the train at around 10pm and would not arrive in Irkutsk until 9.30am, three days later. For this leg I was sharing with Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 10, 2013
  • Jumping the borderToday was our second day in Moscow and we headed out on another tour. This time we were visiting the Kremlin grounds and cathedrals and the Armoury Museum and Tsar treasures. We began with another trip on the Moscow Underground. Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 7, 2013
  • The Fifth OceanOur 86-hour train odyssey ended at Lake Baikal, the world's deepest and oldest lake, which will one day, due to moving tectonic plates, may become the world's fifth ocean, splitting the Asian continent in half. The lake itself is absolutely beautiful Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Aug 19, 2013
  • The Grand Luxurious Overnight Train to MoscowAfter a less than restful night’s sleep I decided to sleep in this morning and skip the unimpressive breakfast. We had to check out of the hotel before leaving for today’s tour so it was still a fairly early start Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 4, 2013
  • A day in the Venice of the NorthAfter my early night I woke up fairly early this morning. I got dressed and went for an early breakfast while it was quiet, before heading back to my room to freshen up for the day ahead. The weather was Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 2, 2013
  • Here Goes...Unfortunately, after leaving a sunny England behind, St Petersburg was grey and very wet. Not the weather I was hoping for, but I had checked the forecast so not a complete surprise. On my drive to the hotel I watched Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 1, 2013
  • Moscow-DubaiI went to bed a 4am so that I could change my time zone and woke up at 9am, despite having set my alarm for 10. I saw F leave earlier and had a momentary desire to say good-bye Posted by Peliroja in Trans-Siberian Railroad + Eurasian Tour | Aug 18, 2013
  • Helsinki-MoscowI had a great sleep and we left “early” for the airport so she could make it to work. (She was incredulous that we have to be at work so early in the morning in China!) I got Posted by Peliroja in Trans-Siberian Railroad + Eurasian Tour | Aug 18, 2013
  • Transsibbing to AsiaA lot of people I told about my trip groaned at the thought of four and a half days on a train through Siberia. "Why would you do that?" they'd ask, "It'll be boring and disgusting." Well, after our first Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Aug 17, 2013
  • Revving it up in Russia[img=http://photos.travelle Posted by XJR1300 in MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TOUR - Part 2 | Aug 16, 2013
  • Down to Gorky ParkOur second day in Moscow was going to be focussed on the Kreml, that much we knew. Our honcho then suggested a few things we could do, and we were quite happy to let her take the lead in the Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Aug 15, 2013
  • I Follow the MoskvaArriving in Moscow at 9am, some of us were really longing for a shower, while Josh and I decided to forego personal hygiene and be real backpackers for a day in order to just go straight into the city from Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Aug 14, 2013
  • Venice of the NorthSo how about some actual stuff about St Petersburg? I knew the city was going to be incredibly beautiful, and it is. The cityscape reminds me of Vienna quite a lot -- mostly due to the beautiful old houses that could Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Aug 8, 2013
  • All Aboard the VodkatrainArrival in St. Petersburg was easier than I thought and included possibly the cheapest airport transfer I've ever had -- 78 rubles, or €1.78. (Previously, the cheapest was my home town, which is admittedly tiny.)   Because I hit a low on Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Aug 7, 2013
  • A Look Into My SuitcaseI'm writing this on a plane from Vienna to Moscow Domodedovo, having left Austria on the hottest day in history. (Or the hottest August day in history, or something. Apparently, the poor people in Carinthia had to deal with 39.9•C Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Aug 3, 2013
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