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Saint Petersburg Hermitage Museum

Saint Petersburg – Hermitage Museum and Mikhailovsky Theatre

If you look at any guidebook, or tourist information pamphlet about Saint Petersburg, there will be one attraction that will always be at the top of the list…

Peterhof Palace

Saint Petersburg – Peterhof Palace

As the Hermitage Museum is shut on Mondays, we decided to head just a little out of town to the Peterhof Palace, which was described as the Versailles…

Moscow to Saint Petersburg

Moscow to Saint Petersburg on Trans Siberia Express

OK, so this leg is not technically part of the ‘Trans Siberia Express’, but I believe that most tourists interested in the journey will also add in Saint…

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Moscow – Saint Basil’s Cathedral, The Kremlin, Moscow Metro, and Café Pushkin

As with most mornings, we woke (long after sunrise) to beautiful clear skies and comfortable temperatures. By the time we’d gotten organised and out of the hostel, temperatures…

Moscow Red October

Moscow – Red October Chocolate Factory and Surrounds

Woke to cold drizzle, which wasn’t ideal weather for a free walking tour of the city that we’d booked. It was a relaxed start time of 10:45, however…

Moscow – Red Square and GUM

This is it! The end of the Trans Siberia Express, at least it is if you’re travelling from the east like we did. We were still quite groggy…

Bus to Suzdal

Kazan to Suzdal on Trans Siberia Express

Gone are the multi-day trips, and instead all that is left is a few overnight excursions. We arrived at the beautiful red brick station in Kazan, tired and…

Kazan – A Multicultural Oasis

Tired from arriving at 6AM (which was 3AM in the time zone we woke yesterday), we stumbled like heavily laden zombies into the clear early morning air of…

Novosibirsk to Kazan on Trans Siberia Express

The Novosibirsk station is cavernous. Truly enormous in all dimensions. But, we’d arrived with plenty of time to be able to find our train/carriage/cabin. Immediately we noticed that…

Novosibirsk – Capital of Siberia

Our train from Irkutsk arrived a fraction before midnight. We were aware of this, so we intestinally booked a hotel within walking distance of the station, and with…