52°17’N, 104°16’E to 47°55′N, 106°55′E

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52°17’N, 104°16’E to 47°55′N, 106°55′E
Trans Mongolian Railway I – Irkutsk to Ulaan Baatar, Russia

Trans Mongolian Railway I – Irkutsk to Ulaan Baatar, Russia

Trans Mongolian Railway

2 night train journey from Irkutsk (Russia) to Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia).

4 berth cabin to ourselves.

4 hour border crossing – celebrated with a few beers & vodka.

Trans Mongolian Railway I

 

 

53°30′N, 108°0′E

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53°30′N, 108°0′E
Baikal, Russia

Baikal, Russia

Walking tour around Listvjanka Village with Lena.

1 day guided trek with Sasha

1 day R&R by the lake

Lake Baikal, Russia

55°44’N, 37°36’E to 52°17’N, 104°16’E

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55°44’N, 37°36’E to 52°17’N, 104°16’E
Trans Siberian Express- Moscow to Irkutsk, Russia

Trans Siberian Express- Moscow to Irkutsk, Russia

Trans Siberian Express

4 night train journey from Moscow to Irkutsk across 5 time zones.

4 berth cabin shared with a lovely ‘No English, XXXL’ Russian Lady and other local commuters.

No showers, unchanged boxers, toilet use restricted to ‘non sanitation’ zones only, and a liquid diet consisting mainly of water, cupa-soup, hot chocolate, beer, tomatoes and cucumbers.

55°44′N, 37°36′E

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55°44′N, 37°36′E
Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Overnight train from St Petersburg

3hr guided walking tour with uninformed Kazakhstani.

The sights:

Red Square
Kremlin
St Basil’s Cathedral
Lenin’s Mausoleum
GUM department store
Alexandrovsky Garden

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Gogol Boulevard
Arbat- old and new
Chiste Prudy

Moscow, Russia