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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia during the Trans-Siberian Railway tour

a close up of a snow covered mountain

Probably every person on the planet wanted to visit Russia at least once in his or her life. Everyone knows about this country due to its huge territory, rich long history, and celebrated culture. But how can you plan a trip to Russia if you want to see more than one city? There are Moscow,…

5 reasons to take Winter Trans-Siberian Railway Tour

a train covered in snow

Winter is the best time to travel to Russia. Winter Trans-Siberian Railway tour is the best way to travel to Russia. When thinking about mysterious “Russian winter”, such associations as everlasting frosts, bears on streets full of snowbanks, reindeer, Russian troika ride with bells, people wearing valenki on feet and fur coats together with ushanka…

6 inspiring facts about Altai Mountains

a close up of a hillside next to a body of water

Start packing your luggage! We present 6 facts about Altai Mountains, after which one can not but wish to explore these places. Of course, we could just post the photos of Altai and who once saw them could not remain indifferent and start planning the tour to Altai Mountains. But we would like to share…

Lake Baikal Environmental Problems

a large body of water

When a foreigner asks a question: “What are the best reasons to visit Russia?”. Lake Baikal will be one of the most popular answers for sure! Lake Baikal is the largest, the deepest and the oldest freshwater lake in the world. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is called the Pearl of Siberia and…

ExploBear on the Trans-Siberian Railway

a man sitting on a bench talking on a cell phone

Trans-Siberian Railway Train Summer Hello Friends! I’m an ExploBear and as a true mascot of ExploRussia I love to travel. I also like trains a lot so once I decided to make this legendary railway ride – the Trans-Siberian Railway trip. I want to share my Trans-Siberian Railway…

Winter Russian traditions: jump into the ice hole on Epiphany day

a person sitting on top of a snow covered field

Secular and religious, holidays bring joy, delicious food and good reason to see your family and friends. After New year and Christmas it gets a little tough since everybody is a little concerned about having a way too idle lifestyle (as well as an overweight). It’s time to take Indiana Jones as a role model…

5 natural wonders in Russia along the Trans-Siberian Railway

a group of people in a forest

In a recent post, we have told you all about the 5 must-stops cities along the Trans-Siberian Railway. That’s why this week we wanted to take it a somewhat different way. See, there are many wonderful cities all across the whole country, but, as a matter of fact, when you look out of the train…

5 absolute must-stops along the Trans-Siberian Railway Tour

a rocky shore next to a body of water

Russia – the biggest country in the world. Its territory spans almost 10,000 km from west to east, that’s a fourth of the equator’s length! In order to really get a grasp of what the country is all about, seeing just one or two spots probably won’t give you the whole picture. That’s why the…

Trans-Siberian review by Jim, Marcia and Joyce

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Jim and Marcia Bowaters from New Zealand and their friend Joyce Jack from USA took a Trans-siberian Adventure in October 2015. Below they are sharing their Trans-Siberian review. Review of our Trans-Siberian Railway Trip Vladivostok – Moscow (23 day tailored trip) – October 2015.

One day in Ulan-Ude (the Republic of Buryatia)

a large building with a statue in a park

It’s not a secret that the Trans-Siberian Railway trip is one of the most scenic train rides in the world. The picture before your eyes changes with every train stop and one of such places that may blow your mind is the Republic of Buryatia and its capital Ulan-Ude. Ulan-Ude is a must-see place included…