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  • Snapshot I wonder how the Covid 19 events of March - June 2020 will appear when we look back on them 3, 6 and 12 months from now. How will our lives be 3, 6 and Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Jun 22, 2020
  • 1968 If you have a travel blog but cannot travel, what is the answer? One is to look back. My second big travel adventure came alon Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Apr 20, 2020
  • We're off! Posted by rabal in R&Bs World Trip | Feb 2, 2020
  • TransNoGolian Express===No pretty photos on this one. Sad entry! I was just about to post that, subject to acquiring facemasks (nobody is allowed on the Metro or in taxis in Beijing without one), I was going to set off for China as Posted by around129 in Around the World in 129&1/2 Days | Feb 3, 2020
  • China? I really MOSCOW!== Just a quick update from Moscow! After 2,164 miles (the second longest direct passenger service in Europe according to seat61.com), we slid into Belorussky station a couple of Posted by around129 in Around the World in 129&1/2 Days | Feb 1, 2020
  • The Crows & The Crazy Russian ParatrooperHow were a couple of Kiwi lads from the 'Naki supposed to know that Russia's special forces had planned a march in St. Petersburg to celebrate Airborne Forces Day on August 2..... .... or that many, if not most, of Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Dec 30, 2019
  • Day 13Excited about our adventure today, after a much needed sleep in, I prepare a yummy brunch of boiled eggs, fried plastic frankfurter and questionable cream in a wrap. Surprisingly delicious; you are welcome. Lyn in excellent form navigates us to Posted by DebandLyn in Deb and Lyns European Winter | Nov 29, 2019
  • Day 12Packed and ready to disembark our train at the next destination way too early, like kids too scared to miss the stop we stand fully clad in our woollen accessories and mount our back packs 30 minutes before we hit Posted by DebandLyn in Deb and Lyns European Winter | Nov 29, 2019
  • Day 11The newer train provides less comfort with a hard bed and jolts that wake even the heaviest sleeper from their slumber. The heat throughout the cabin sits at 29 degrees and is extremely uncomfortable at times during the evening. Posted by DebandLyn in Deb and Lyns European Winter | Nov 27, 2019
  • Day 10Our new friends offer to pick us up from our Hotel to transport us to Irkutsk with them and their lovely guide Maria. We eat too much at breakfast with the promise to eat nothing till dinner and grab Posted by DebandLyn in Deb and Lyns European Winter | Nov 27, 2019
  • Day 9An early morning soak in the bath to plan the day. Let’s go dog sledding I suggest. Lucky without any pre booking our lovely reception girl speaks beautiful English and sends us in the right direction. After Posted by DebandLyn in Deb and Lyns European Winter | Nov 27, 2019
  • Day 8The train is delightfully warm and such a contrast to the at times blizzard conditions outside. We love this mode of transport, it’s like being on a cruise but the landscape is to die for and continues to change Posted by DebandLyn in Deb and Lyns European Winter | Nov 27, 2019
  • The Vanishing - Act 3b - RussiaThanks for waiting. We’re now back, finally, with the second part of our Russian adventure and the beginning of our journey into the Caucasian mountains region. If you remember that far back, we’d just visited St Petersburg and Moscow and were Posted by TheVanishing in The Vanishing | Nov 3, 2019
  • Moscow part deuxSo now we are back in Moscow! We arrived super early again, about 530. By the time we got out of the station and to the Metro... we were waiting for a little bit... cause it wasn't open Posted by rhwanderlust in Rachel: Wanderlust, Travel, Adventure | Oct 21, 2019
  • Saint PetersburgAfter leaving Pushkin, it was time to check in to our hostel for the night. It was a place that Eva had stayed quite a few times before, so they recognized her when she came in! We left Posted by rhwanderlust in Rachel: Wanderlust, Travel, Adventure | Oct 16, 2019
  • PushkinSo it's Friday night and we are ready to head to St Petersburg on the night train! Of course, we went through a pretty awesome metro station. Mosaics all over the walls and really elegant mouldings on the Posted by rhwanderlust in Rachel: Wanderlust, Travel, Adventure | Oct 14, 2019
  • The Vanishing - Act 3a - RussiaRussia is a strange, yet fascinating place. On the outside people can be cold and indifferent, but get the beneath the surface and there hides a certain charm and honesty, and below that a genuine warmth and friendliness. If I Posted by TheVanishing in The Vanishing | Oct 11, 2019
  • Moscow!So a few months ago I happened on a great deal for a FF ticket to Europe. 25k miles return to just about anywhere. Of course, I had to see the farthest I could fly... and I ended Posted by rhwanderlust in Rachel: Wanderlust, Travel, Adventure | Oct 7, 2019
  • St. Petersburg, Russia (MONTH 1/10) ==Russia 1/10== Why starting this? 29th of September marks my first month in St Petersburg, Russia. Sounds like the great occasion to share som Posted by KX_Keytinho in Thoughts on... | Sep 29, 2019
  • Two Cities In RussiaAs I wrap up my time in Moscow and St. Petersburg I am trying to process all the amazing sites jam-packed with centuries of history. My main thoughts keep going back to how much the people have suffered over the centuries Posted by CWalts in Travel For One | Sep 20, 2019
  • Peterhoff PalaceThere are so many palaces and elegant buildings in St Petersburg. The winter palace (Hermitage Museum) is right in the city. The next two popular ones are the summer palace of Peter I (the Great) and summer palace Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Sep 2, 2019
  • Catherine's PalaceContinuing the "his and hers" palace tour, and following yestersdays Peterhoff palace, today we ventured to the town of Pushkin (metro and bus around $2 each) to visit the gardens of Catherines summer palace. Once again we chose a Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Sep 3, 2019
  • Russia Wrap-upIt's a sign that you enjoy a country when you are sad to leave. We could easily have spent another month in Russia and it is quite annoying that the visa is max 1 month. The trans-siberian train experience was Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Sep 4, 2019
  • The Transiberian TrainWe spent 4 nights in a row on the train. That was the longest we did on this journey. We were in second class, which means a cabin with 4 beds and a closing door for a bit of privacy. Posted by Mr. V in The Vodka Train | Sep 5, 2019
  • MoscowAfter a night in the train we arrived in Moscow at around 7am. We met our new Honcho (guide) : his name was Sergei and he had face tattoos with dreadlocks. We dropped off our stuff at the Godzillas hostel, Posted by Mr. V in The Vodka Train | Sep 5, 2019
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