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
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 in the planet. Through our Trans-Siberian Travels we learnt so much about how to plan for, pack for and organise the practicalities for a Trans-Siberian adventure. Let us guide you through how to plan a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway including our… Continue reading How to Plan a Trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway – Top Tips for the Trans-Siberian
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 these and tick off the items as you go,… Continue reading Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Ultimate List
London is a very green city, (or so they say). As many of the green spaces are closed off in the form of private squares and gardens, it can sometimes feel a little grey. However, there are some gorgeous public parks right in Central London, and my personal favourite has always been St James’s. If… Continue reading Urban Safari – Exploring St James’s Park
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.
When the cold sets in, and the darkness brings the fairy lights to life, it is time to get your festive on! Now, Prague is a wonderful city to visit at any time of year (more Prague content coming soon) but we think it is especially magical at Christmas. “Why?”, I hear you cry! Let us… Continue reading 6 Reasons Prague is the Perfect Christmas City Break
The waters of the Atlantic are a treasure trove of amazing sea life. On our visit to the Portuguese island of Madeira, we decided to take a trip out on the ocean with VMT Madeira to see what we could find.
Afternoon tea is as British as queuing and discussing the British weather (but a great deal more pleasant than both). Mr Fluskey and I have enjoyed a fair few three-tiered, mid-afternoon teas here in London, but this one is a little bit special. Along with the cakes and camomile was a fine singing performance. Welcome… Continue reading Loving London – Opera Afternoon Tea at the Royal Albert Hall
How do you spend 24 hours in a country that doesn’t exist? Where do you go if you aren’t on official maps? Where do you stay if the country isn’t even listed on Expedia? How can you try the national dish if it’s not a nation? Just how do you spend one night in Transnistria?