My partner and i have booked to travel on the trans-siberian leaving St Petersburg and travelling through Russia, Siberia, Mogolia and China. The trip will take 36 days including stops on the way in host family stays and hotels and even a Ger camp in Mongolia! we are VERY excited about it and would openly welcome any tips that anybody might have who has either done it or has visited any of those places.
I'm doing practically the same trip with a friend, but we have difficulties finding cheap accomodations on our way. could you give us some adresses? we're leaving from Moscow and stopping in Suzdal, Novgorod, Kazan, Iekaterineburg, Krasnoïarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan Bator and Beijing...
I'm not taking the trans-siberian but wanted to mention what a cool, picturesque place Suzdal is. I was there a while ago but we actually stayed in a renovated convent.
How long will your total train trip last?
My trip will last about 6 weeks, so that I have time to wander around a little bit...