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Riding the Rails – A Review of the Night Sleeper Train from Yangon to Bagan

There are several ways to travel between Yangon and Bagan. Some people choose to fly. Others, on a tighter budget, book nighttime buses. We just HAD to try out the train! I know why you’re thinking, “Another train story”? Well, if you insist. Join us on the night sleeper train from Yangon to Bagan.

Accommodation · Asia · Review · Travel

A Bed in Yangon – Zealax Hotel and Residence Review

Eskala Resort opened seven years ago on the popular beach of Ngwe Saung, Myanmar. Eskala quickly scooped up several awards and the team are now taking that prestige and knowledge and injecting it into their new property in Yangon, Zealax Hotel and Residence. We were lucky enough to visit just as it was opening to… Continue reading A Bed in Yangon – Zealax Hotel and Residence Review

Europe · Travel

How to Spend Two Days in Moscow (in Winter)

Moscow has a long and fascinating history. Whether you are looking for Imperial glamour, religious tradition, Soviet memories or a picture of a Russia to come, Moscow has layers that when peeled away can show you all that and more. So how can you cram it all in in 48 hours? This is our guide… Continue reading How to Spend Two Days in Moscow (in Winter)

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Trans-Siberian Travels – Moscow to St Petersburg by Train

Well, we couldn’t come all this way and not see St Petersburg could we!? The very last and final train journey of our Trans-Siberian travels was travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg by train. There are two options for this route, the sleeper or the fancy new high-speed link. As nice as taking a last… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Moscow to St Petersburg by Train

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Trans-Siberian Travels – Perm to Moscow by Train

Travelling from Perm to Moscow by train was technically the last leg of the official Trans-Siberian route. This was our final sleeper train, our final packet of dried noodles for dinner and it made total sense to end this huge adventure standing in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square….but we kept going after this. Before… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Perm to Moscow by Train

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Trans-Siberian Travels – Irkutsk to Perm by Train for My 32nd Birthday

There are some people who take the entirety of the Trans-Siberian from end to end in one week long adventure. Personally, I would suffer for too much from fear of missing out if I bypassed too many towns without stopping. Instead, we took our journey in steps and this leg was the longest one. Travelling… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Irkutsk to Perm by Train for My 32nd Birthday

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Trans-Siberian Travels – Ulan Ude to Irkutsk by Train Along Lake Baikal

After utterly failing to catch our most important train, resulting in a crazy flight and overnight backpedal it felt great to be back on track (pun intended) with our Trans-Siberian Travels. (Check out our epic Trans-Siberian fail here). Join us as we travel from Ulan Ude to Irkutsk by train, along Lake Baikal.

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Trans-Siberian Travels – Beijing to Harbin by Train

Travelling from Shanghai to St Petersburg by train has to come under the heading “bucket list travel”. The Trans-Siberian (or Trans-Manchurian in our case) is one of those travel experiences that is almost a rite of passage. Travelling from Beijing to Harbin by train was the second leg of our epic Trans-Siberian Travels…and a pretty… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Beijing to Harbin by Train