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  • Overland to Russia. Leningrad and Vybourg. Leningrad. I'll use the name Leningrad in this blog, even thoug Posted by irenevt in Irene's Old Eastern Europe Pages. | Mar 18, 2019
  • VISITING RUSSIA VISA-FREE [b][center]The information provided below is a combination of various sources of information in preparation for my own trip and in no way promoting a particular service provider. If you do have any additional or more accurate information please share it Posted by ToddP in Traveled Far And Wide | Mar 8, 2019
  • Beautiful St Petersburg St Petersburg 27th Feb - 2nd Mar What a difference a day and a train journey makes makes! Wonderful city, smiling people, clean (if somewhat tiny) hotel room, great location, ge Posted by Valfowles in Granny On the Rails | Mar 2, 2019
  • MoscowMoscow 25th -27th Feb What can I say? The author of fairy tales, if you get my drift! There were some highlights, I must not be too negative. The Metro was beautiful and someone smiled at us and offered Steve a Posted by Valfowles in Granny On the Rails | Mar 1, 2019
  • Days 5 and 6 Trans Siberian. Destination Moscow.We are getting closer to Moscow. The snow is falling faster and virtually covering the KM markers at the side of the track. We become braver at leaving the train during the long station stops but are soon keen Posted by Valfowles in Granny On the Rails | Feb 26, 2019
  • Trans Siberian day 4 Krasnoyarsk to OmskDay 4. 23rd Feb Krasnoyarsk to Omsk This train is beginning to feel like home, our neighbour is a Swedish man who shares our concern for the environment and has stopped flying. He is married to a Thai woman and so they Posted by Valfowles in Granny On the Rails | Feb 26, 2019
  • Trans Mongolian/ Siberian Day 3Day 3 22nd Feb Ulan Ude to Irkutsk Last night we left Mongolia about 10 pm. Fairly straight forward. A few questions, a cursory look at our luggage, passports stamped. Then into Russia. Here times become complicated; the station times and train Posted by Valfowles in Granny On the Rails | Feb 26, 2019
  • Paving stonesPaving stones near museum. Kirovsk. Murmansk region. October 2018. Posted by zargentus in Travel and I | Feb 12, 2019
  • Last Day in St. PetersburgTime to pack up and move onto another city, but not before one last excursion in St. Petersburg. I checked out of my hotel - Pushka Inn – left my luggage in lock up and headed down to the Posted by moorsey88 in Russia & the Baltics | Oct 24, 2018
  • Culture OverloadI started off the day with a visit inside the Church of Spilled Blood. It cost 250 rubles admission (about $5). What an absolute incredible interior! All mosaic tiles! I am not a very religious person Posted by moorsey88 in Russia & the Baltics | Oct 24, 2018
  • Sunny in St. PetersburgAnother city – another beautiful day – another free walking tour. The meeting time was 11:00 a.m. at the Peter the Great monument. Once again the tour was very informative and the guide was exceptionally knowledgeable. Posted by moorsey88 in Russia & the Baltics | Oct 24, 2018
  • Touring Around St. PetersburgOne of *the* places to see in St. Petersburg is the Hermitage Museum / Winter Palace. The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture and is the second-largest art museum in the world. It was Posted by moorsey88 in Russia & the Baltics | Oct 23, 2018
  • Travel Day to St. PetersburgTime to say good bye to Moscow and move onto the old capital city – St. Petersburg. I checked out of my hotel and headed to the metro with plenty of time to get to the train station – Posted by moorsey88 in Russia & the Baltics | Oct 23, 2018
  • Day 8We were up and moving in good time when the train arrived back in St.Petersburg after a great sleep from Moscow and warned this time that a second breakfast would be waiting, I chose some lovely porridge with berries ( Posted by nanny0gg in The great anniversary trip! | Oct 22, 2018
  • Day 7Day started badly...didn’t hear the announcement that we’d arrived in Moscow so were so late off the train that we incurred the wrath of our compartment attendant and ALL of the glowering attendants of the other compartments( about 15 of Posted by nanny0gg in The great anniversary trip! | Oct 22, 2018
  • Day 6 The St Petersburg ferry is part Italian run/ managed(!) so I had an excellent pizza for my meal...which seemed weird but breakfast was far more Nordic with loads of fish on offer...which delighted Keith but I avoided like the Posted by nanny0gg in The great anniversary trip! | Oct 20, 2018
  • St Petersburg and BerlinWell our trip to the Heritage museums went as planned except there is so much to see that it was 2 not 5 we managed in the day.We were completely blown away with the magnificence and quantity of items on Posted by oldnick in My bucket list | Oct 9, 2018
  • Time to Go UndergroundI purchased an unlimited metro day pass for 200 rubles (about $4). The plan for the day was to explore Moscow’s fantastic Metro stations. There are even organized Metro Tours but I did the self guided. Many Posted by moorsey88 in Russia & the Baltics | Oct 8, 2018
  • MoscowWhenever I arrive in a new city I like to explore the area on the foot. A great way to do this is to go on a walking tour. I have done this in other cities - Posted by moorsey88 in Russia & the Baltics | Oct 7, 2018
  • Wheels UpI made it to the airport in great time in under an hour – thank you 407 – crazy price but sometimes worth the convenience. And my NEXUS card helps speed up the security line as well. My Posted by moorsey88 in Russia & the Baltics | Oct 6, 2018
  • MoscowToday 1st Oct we go to Bunker 42 expensive but worth it , a pleasant walk from our hotel and we find out that tickets only go on sale 10 mins before at 11.20 so off for a coffee and Posted by oldnick in My bucket list | Oct 3, 2018
  • Ekaterinburg and to MoscowHave uploaded many pictures which are in there normal haphazard order . GREAT night at the ballet we both enjoyed it! Yes me too I have never seen modern ballet before and this performance was really different at times funny Posted by oldnick in My bucket list | Sep 30, 2018
  • IrkutskOur stay here was longer than anticipated due to China rails muck ups and I think we exhausted all it had to offer,having said that we enjoyed ourselves and had some great meals out, there is a good bar/cafe culture Posted by oldnick in My bucket list | Sep 25, 2018
  • IrkutskBoth have colds so just a quiet day around town seeing the old buildings etc had great dinner at a coffee house near lodgings just uploaded photos. Sorry blog seems to upload in random order so see descriptions Posted by oldnick in My bucket list | Sep 18, 2018
  • St Petersburg through the eyes of a Russian 🇷🇺 Our second day in St Petersburg involved taking a tour in the afternoon. Unless you have a full visa, which we don’t, then all sight seeing has to be done under “supervision” and taking a guided tour. We avoided the Posted by Jill Forster in Baltic Bearings | Sep 2, 2018
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