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Suzdal – Golden Ring City

We were now only hours away from Moscow, but rather than rush to enter the metropolis, we made one last visit to rural Russia. It wasn’t the most…

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…

Irkutsk to Novosibirsk on Trans Siberia Express

This leg was an entirely manageable 30hrs. Funny how your perspective shifts, normally the thought of being on a train for more than 24hrs would be an ordeal….

Irkutsk – Paris of the East

The marshrutka from Listvyanka wasn’t as comfortable as I thought it was going to be when we first sat down. Like most public transport, I end up with…

Lake Baikal

Listvyanka – Lake Baikal Party Town

After a bit of confusion about where the ferry from Port Baikal was dropping us, we checked into the super cheap Guest House Devyaty Val, which for only…

Lake Baikal

Port Baikal – Circum-Baikal Terminus

Our night here was mostly out of necessity, as we caught the amazing Circum-Baikal Railway, which arrives in Port Baikal after the last ferry out of town has…

Circum-Baikal Railway

Circum-Baikal Railway

What was once a hard earned achievement of Man vs. Nature, Circum-Baikal Railway, is now mostly a sideshow, as the main line of the Trans Siberia Express takes…