Handy Information For Travelling


We use these web sites a lot for our research:


The Man in Seat 61 - A world-wide guide to travel by train or ferry

Virtual Tourist - A site we visit so often when planning our travels. Listed by continents and then cities

Budget Accommodation Reviews - Excellent source of information

Good Solid Travel Information - Exactly what it says it is

Travel Forums - Top places to learn about anything travel related

Travel Planning Necessities - The name says it all

Lonely Planet - World travel guides and information plus hints and tips.

Grand Baikal - Learn about the worlds deepest and oldest lake and the regions surrounding it

Lonely Planet - Russia - Russian travel information and travel guide

Geographia - The new Russia

Pilot Guides - Russia -background and travel essentials

Discover Mongolia - The official tourism web site of Mongolia

World Travel Guide - Travel information for tourists going to Mongolia

Gobi Expeditions Mongolia - Adventure journeys to Mongolia and beyond

Travel China Guide - Attractions, tours, information and tips on China

China National Tourist Office - Explore China

Lonely Planet - Australia - Australian travel information and travel guide

Smart Traveller - The Australian government's travel and advisory and consular assistance service

Total Travel - Western Australian travel guide

CruiseCo - The company we used for the Mekong River cruise

Cruising from Australia - This is the Pricess Cruises Australian website which we have used frequently



Trains between Moscow & Saint Petersburg
Explanation of the types of trains on that route.

Firmenny Trains
An explanation of what they are.

Moscow's Railway Stations
A map of their locations and proximities.

Learn How To Speak Russian
Free lessons.

Map of St. Petersburg
Lonely Planet's map of the city.

Map of Moscow
Lonely Planet's map of the city.

Moscow Times Newspaper
English version.

The Russia Club
A forum for all those interested in anything "Russian".

Russian Rail Timetable
It takes a bit of mastering but Ian managed it (eventually).

The Art Of Travel
Very interesting travel information for all locations.

Smart Traveller
Australian Government's site dealing with current travel advice.