Category Archives: Russia

top10: Russia and the Trans-Siberian Express

By the time this goes live, I should be in Northern Thailand, and unable or unwilling to spend much time writing for this blog. To make sure content gets posted regularly, I’ve decided to set up what I’m calling the … Continue reading

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Trans-Siberian Photos

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If you recall, I mentioned in the Trans-Siberian post I wrote that I had met up with a couple of guys from Luxembourg, Yves and Jim. Well, Yves had a fancy dslr, and was taking some beautiful shots of the journey. He … Continue reading

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Da-svi-dan’ye Russia

So now that I’ve left Russia, I decided I’d add a couple of thoughts that hadn’t been included already. The first thing that struck me is the sheer size. Russia is big. Really big. (You may think it’s a long … Continue reading

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The Trans-Siberian Express

Distance: 6,210 miles in total Date: Non-continuously from 30th June to 17th July I know you’ve been waiting for this one. Don’t worry, the photos are pretty. The Trans-Siberian proper runs from Moscow all the way across to Vladivostok. The … Continue reading

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Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

Distance travelled: 6038 miles Date: 8th-9th July After another day or so on the train (which I will write about soon, promise), I arrived in Irkutsk. This was my first proper stop since Moscow, so I headed straight for my … Continue reading

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Siberian Cities: Ekaterinburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk

I did intend to write about the Trans-Siberian Express here, but I’ve decided to hold off on that until I get to Ulaanbaator. That way, I’ll have more to say about it, and more importantly, pretty pictures of the Mongolian … Continue reading

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Moscow: Red Square, The Kremlin and Lenin

Or: Can I have a lemon one please mate? Distance travelled: 1766 miles Yes, that’s right, I used those immortal words. But that comes later. Moscow Upon arriving off of my overnight train, and ditching my bag at the hostel … Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg: Museums, Tzars and Russian Vodka

Distance travelled: 1362 miles Well, here we go then. The start of my year long adventure. And I’m sorry to say that it doesn’t start very excitingly, with a layover of a couple of hours in Riga, en route to … Continue reading

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