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Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

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

Europe · Train · Travel

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

Asia · Europe · Train · Travel

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.

Asia · Train · Travel

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

North America · Travel

Hilarity and Hauntings at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights (and Day)

For years I have wanted to visit a fright night at a theme park. Scary fun in a nice, safe environment…awesome! The king of the after-hours scares is undoubtedly Universal Studios and so for Halloween 2019, we spent all day (and night) at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights.

Middle East

How to Spend Two Days in Jerusalem – An Israel Travel Blog

If you have just two days in Jerusalem, you will want to ensure you make the most of this ancient city. If you are an independent traveller or just don’t fancy following the same tour guide for hours on end, then read on. A mix of religious sites, great views, happiness, sadness and even the… Continue reading How to Spend Two Days in Jerusalem – An Israel Travel Blog