Trans Siberian, Part 1

The Trans Siberian Trip
Where it all began
Gathering travel facts
Early planning
Kevin and Alla
Couch Surfing is for us.
Learning Russian
Booking Tickets to Russia
Accommodation in Russia
Invitations to Russia
Obtaining our visas
Tickets via an agency
Last minute worries
Travellers cheques
The journey begins
South Korea to Russia
Vladivostok at last
Sightseeing in Vladivostok, Pt 1
Sightseeing in Vladivostok, Pt 2
The Rossiya leaves Vladivostok.
Travelling on the Rossiya.
Food on the Rossiya
Forests of Siberia
Last hours on Rossiya
Arriving in Ulan Ude
Wandering in Ulan Ude
Ivolginsky Datsan
The Old Believers.
Ulan Ude to Irkutsk
Admiral Hostel, Irkutsk
Circum Baikal Railway
Things to see in Irkutsk
Leaving Lake Baikal
Baikal train
Belaya Gora Monastery

Trans Siberian, Part 2

Perm-36, the Gulag
Leaving Perm on the bus
Kazan and the Kremlin
Places to see in Kazan
Historical buildings In Kazan
Mosques in Kazan
Temple of all Religions
Murom and Hotel Lada
Sightseeing in Murom
Tanya's insight
Unpleasantness in Vladimir
Unpleasantness in Vladimir, Pt 2
Unpleasantness in Vladimir, Pt 3
Luxurious Vladimir Hotel
From Vladimir to Moscow
Arriving in Moscow.
Kremlin, Moscow
Red Square in Moscow
Christ the Saviour area
Tsaritsyno Park
Kolomenskoye Park
Sergiev Posad.
Leaving Moscow
Sapsan train journey
Saint Petersburg Hostel
To Peterhof on the hydrofoil
Watching the bridges open
The canal tour
The Hermitage
Nevsky Prospekt.
The City Bus and the Fortress
Leaving Russia
Flying in to Frankfurt, Germany
Youth hostel in Kaiserstrasse
The Romer, The Palmengarten
A cruise on the Main River
Arriving in Rudesheim
Frankfurt back to Australia

Russian Information

What on earth is a Firmenny train
From Moscow to St Petersburg