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 2 Days in Moscow (in Winter)
Our total fail in Harbin aside, in early 2019 Mr Fluskey and I travelled the length of Asia by train over almost three weeks. We managed 4770 miles on the tracks! At the very start of our journey, on our flight to Shanghai, we had watched the map on the monitors, wondering what the landscape… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy
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
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
The Trans-Siberian Railway is without doubt, the world’s most famous train-based travel adventure on the planet. Through our Trans-Siberian Travels we learnt so much about how to plan a trip on the Trans-Siberian, but also how to pack and organise the practicalities too. Let us guide you through how to plan a trip on the… Continue reading Top Tips for the Trans-Siberian – Plan a Trip on the Trans Siberian Railway
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 far 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
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.
Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway can be a daunting prospect. If you have never taken a long train journey before, you may not know what to expect. Never fear! On our Trans-Siberian adventure from Shanghai to St Petersburg, we picked up some great packing tips. Follow this Trans Siberian packing list and tick off the… Continue reading Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Packing List for the Trans Siberian Railway
When you think of winter activities there are few that immediately spring to mind. I bet dog sledding is one of them! That is why it has always been on our bucket list and so dog sledding in Russia was must do for our TransSiberbian travels. After a little research we found out that the… Continue reading Lake Baikal Dog Sledding – A Magical Lake Baikal Winter Tour
During our visit to Perm, a small city that is a day’s train ride from Moscow, we enlisted the help of a tour company Evrasia Travel Bureau. They set up a day tour from Perm to GULAG Perm 36 and Kungur Ice Caves.
Hopping on and off the Trans-Siberian is one of the coolest ways to explore the vast country of Russia. To see as much as possible, it is worth planning ahead booking the odd day tour. During our winter trip in 2019, we decided to arrange a day trip from Perm tour with Evrasia Travel Bureau… Continue reading Gulag Perm 36 – The Perfect Day Trip From Perm – Evrasia Travel Bureau
Planning a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway can seem daunting. There is a lot to plan and lots of decisions to be made. To help you out, we wrote a whole blog on our Top Tips for planning a Trip on the Trans Siberian Railway One big hurdle that you cannot avoid are the visas… Continue reading The Real Russia Visa Service – Trans-Siberian Travels