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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)

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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…

How to travel with Circum Baikal Railway

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The Circum Baikal Railway (Krugobajkalskaja Zheleznaja Doroga or Krugobajkalka) is the historical and a very scenic railway along the Northern part of the Lake Baikal in the region of Irkutsk. It used to be a part of the main Trans-Siberian Railway but since the second track was built in the middle of the 20th century,…

What do you know about Siberia?

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No matter whether you are going to make the Trans-Siberian railway trip or you are just interested in the Russian landscapes, geography and nature, Siberia remains for most a remote place somewhere in Russia. What comes to your mind when you hear “Siberia”? Cold, winter, snow, and that it’s far, far away…? All true! But…

Krasnoyarsk in one day. Explore Siberia

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The geographical center of Russia The city of Krasnoyarsk is the geographical center of Russia and lies on both sides of the Yenisei River, which divides Siberia into the eastern and western part. Krasnoyarsk, with 1 million population, is the third biggest city in Siberia, fast developing and famous for metallurgical industries. Although Krasnoyarsk is…

Listvyanka in One Day: Explore Baikal

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Lisvtyanka is one of the most popular touristic stops to explore Baikal. It’s easy to reach and has a pretty good touristic infrastructure, at least in comparison to other villages around the lake. Maybe it’s not Saint Tropez but definitely a good point to start your Baikal adventure. Check below our recommendations on how to…

5 Greatest Nature Reserves in Russia

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Only a few people know that Russia has one of the world’s premier systems of protected areas. It preserves millions of acres of wild landscapes, which are home to a countless number of plants and animals. There are 101 Russian nature reserves (zapovedniks) covering about 1.4% of the country’s total area – from the tundra…

Trans-Siberian Adventure in Practice, a Story by Weili

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Read Weili’s story about his Trans-Siberian Adventure and practical information about the Trans-Siberian train, tourist attractions, Irkutsk, Taltsy and Baikal. “Traveling on the Trans-Siberian was a life-changing experience. All my life I had heard of Russia; the cold, the vodka, its rich history, and I was really excited to experience the country. While preparing for…

Bikini Skiing in Siberia and Russian Ski Resorts

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In this post, we celebrate the Guinness record of Bikini Skiing in Siberia and give a small overview of Ski Resorts in Russia for adventure travelers. Last weekend on 20th of April 2013 in Sheregesh, a ski resort in Siberia, skiers and snowboarders set a world and Guinness record: around 700 people get downhill in…

Novosibirsk in One Day. Explore Siberia

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Novosibirsk – the fastest growing city in the world to gain a million population. The heart of Siberia, the third biggest city in Russia and the first biggest city in Siberia. Some people can say it is industrial and grey, but we say – you have only to know where to go and which places…