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Bag finally arrived

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | Views [144]

My bag finally arrived at 3.20pm this afternoon!  

Travelling home from Vladivostok

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | Views [175]

The journey back consisted of three planes from Vladivostok to Manchester via Amsterdam. The first plane I caught was an Aeroflot plane from Vladivostok to Moscow.  I was really impressed with it and had plenty of leg room for a 9 hour flight.... Read more >


RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | Views [193]

Couldn't belive in when we arrived into Vladivostovck and saw the pacific for the first time.  However, it felt a bit of an anti-climax to finally get off the train. When we arrived at our hotel the recipioniost asked where our registrastion ... Read more >

Train from Irkutsk to Vladivostock

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | Views [168]

Monday: This morning I had to get up very early as we were collected by our driver at 5.10am as the train was leaving Irkutsk station at 6am!  On the train I'm with Cyril, who is also travelling to Vladivostock.  Currently we have the cabin ... Read more >


RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | Views [213]

Slept well for the best time in ages as the room was not too warm for a change. Had breakfast of cheese, bread, sliced sausages and pancakes with sour cream and jam. We were all picked up at 11am by our driver and guide, Helen.  We first went ... Read more >

Arrival into Irkutsk

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | Views [197]

Up at 7.30am as had to leave the train at 8.38am.  The train arrived earlier and we were met by out guide Helen who came with us to the village that we were staying at 'Lystyvanka'.  The village is on the banks of Lake Baikal and this is the ... Read more >

Continuation of second train journey: part 2

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | Views [136]

The countryside has changed from silver birch on the steppe, to evergreens to hills.  There has been an increase of snow today. For breakfast, I had a potato pancake and it was similar to a rosti with sour cream.  The people in the restuarant ... Read more >

Continuation of second train journey: part 1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | Views [207]

Didn't sleep very well but got upo at 9am and decided to go for breakfast in the restaurant car.  However, there was nothing on the menu for breakfast and so I thought I'd order rice pudding as there was nothing else that I fanced.  However, ... Read more >

Trip around Yekaterinburg and start of second train journey

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | Views [264]

After breakfast met our guide Olga who first took us to the Europe and Asia border shaped with an A and an E.It was strange having one foot in each continent!The weather was the same in both continents!! Following this we went to visit Ganina Yama ... Read more >

Arrival into Yekaterinburg by train

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | Views [192]

Didn't sleep too well because of the movement of the train.Had breakfast in the restaurant car of pancakes with sour cream and jam and a bowl of porridge. The train stopped at a station and I bought a filled bread roll (filled with potatoes) and some ... Read more >

Moscow and train to Yekaterinburg

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | Views [218]

Met Luba our guide after breakfast and took the metro to the Kremlin and first went to the Treasury.This was extremely quiet when we arrived and we had the place to ourselves for a short time.  The highlight for me was the Crown of Monmarkh that ... Read more >

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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First full day in Russia in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | Views [441]

Had an interesting first full day in Russia today. After breakfast I walked across the river from my hotel to visit the monastary on the other side.  I turned up just as the church service was under way and so I stood at the door and had a quick ... Read more >

Arrived at Hotel Katerina in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | Views [262]

I've arrived at my hotel in Moscow.The flight to Moscow was delayed by about half an hour and once we arrived there was a scrum to get off the plane!  Whilst on the flight I helped the father of the family sitting next me when he was asking for ... Read more >

At Manchester airport

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | Views [267]

Waiting in the lounge for the gate to open for the first leg of my journey to Paris and then to Moscow.

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