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1. Posted by Tory-Vic (Budding Member 87 posts) 10y

Hi, My name is Victoria and I am Russian.
I don't travel that much (I've only been to Finland, some sities in China, Hong Kong and Baltic countries). But My dream is to go to Siberia. They say it could be a great trip. I have never been anywhere in Russia (only Moscow, St-Petersburg and some small towns near St-Peterburg) and I would really love to see the "other end" of Russia. Non of my friends wants to go there, and do not understand this idea, they better like to go to Europe. I have heard that some of forigners (sometimes:) do go there, so i thought I could join you in case anyb's plannin this trip. :)
Best regards,

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Hi Vic,

Welcome to TP. I think Siberia would be a great place to visit.

There's a travelling companion forum on this website - post in there and see if anybody else wants to visit.


3. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 10y

Hi Victoria,

Welcome to TP!

I've been a lot of places but have not yet visited Siberia. I think it would be a great trip, in fact, yesterday I was in the book store reading the book about the "trans-siberia train". Even though I often travel alone, I was thinking that it wouldn't be so fun to be on a train for so long without being with someone.

There's a place called Tuva in the South of Siberia (near Mongolia)that I thought would be interesting to visit. My Father always teases me and says you've been everywhere but you've never been to Tuva.

When did you think you wanted to take this trip?


PS--By the way you live in a beautiful city! Have you ever seen the Northern Lights?

4. Posted by Tory-Vic (Budding Member 87 posts) 10y

Hi Jeffrey,
This trip sounds interesting. But Are you going to make the whole trip non-stop? just by train? I think I would love to go there. Do you think tere is a possibility to stop in some other places?
Yes, i have seen Northern Lights but it was in Finland :) here in St-Petersbutg you can't see it.
I didn't plan the date yes 'cause I was looking for a company. When do you think you want to go?

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

What is there to see in Siberia???

6. Posted by Tory-Vic (Budding Member 87 posts) 10y

Hi MikeyBoab,
I think we will find lots of thing to see there. First of all - nature. I live in European part of Russia but I know that the other part of Russia is different, especialy small towns and villages. I would like to see how looks real Russia, and I would like to meet different people. I have learned a lot about our culture but I only know 2 big cities which we call "2 countries inside of a country" 'cause they live their own life and differ very much.

7. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 10y

Hi Victoria,

I would definitely want to stop and see anything & everything of interest. And not just by train, anyway that seems best & most interesting would be great. Like you said, see other side of "Russia". Lake Baikal looks awesome. I think it would also be cool to try and head over the border and check out some of Mongolia.

As far as when? The times I can get off from work are (mid-february to Mid-March) and then again in the Summer (from the end of June until end of August). So it would have to be during one of those 2 times. Not sure how cold it would be in Feb./Mar.? How about you? What times of the year are you free to travel? How long can you usually take for a trip?

That's so cool you got to see the Northern Lights, I'm jealous...I really want to see them.

It's been over 38 degrees here the last few days, with unbearable humidity, so Siberia is sounding like a really, really nice place to be.

Jeffrey :)

8. Posted by vickim (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

Check out the Vodkatrain. It is for 18-35 year olds and great for young independent travellers.

9. Posted by Tory-Vic (Budding Member 87 posts) 10y

Hi Jeffrey,
Winter sounds ok. i don't think it's going to bee too cold (not for me:). I think we have to choose places and cities we would like to visit so we couls plane our trip. I think we could visit Mongolia as well, but do you think it is safe? I really don't know anything about this country, but if you think it is ok, it could be a funny trip! :) I can check about all the hotels and places we can stay in during the trip but only in Russia, so I would leave on you all care about Mongolia :) Anyway I think I know 1 girl which knows Mongolia quite well, I'll ask her.