Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: The Final Chapter

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: The Final Chapter

Day 15 The next day was a snow storm, and I made my way to the station with my backpack, slip-sliding on the sidewalk, the snow hitting my face, but enjoying it. I waited for the bus 30 minutes but it never came, asked a woman in a small booth, she just pointed at the […]

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Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 6

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 6

[media-credit id=154 align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] At km 8184 we entered MT + 7 and as we discussed one of the stops I mentioned that they should move their watches forward 1 hour as I had. They all insisted we were still MT + 6, and though I knew my book was right I just said well […]

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 4

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 4

[media-credit id=154 align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] Irkutsk Train Station Day 6 Arrived in IRKUTSK, km 5185, MT + 5 -after 3 nights on the train, almost sorry it was already over. People had got off and on, and sometimes in the morning or after a nap I would wake up with someone different sleeping next to me. […]

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 5

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 5

[media-credit id=154 align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] View from the train The 2 ladies in my compartment were from the north of Lake Baïkal and were travelling to China on their yearly shopping spree to buy cheap clothes for the family. They whispered this to me, for some reason they didn’t want other people on the train to […]

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway

  “The concept of travel has been exploited to such an extent, the idea is now so banal, that I had resolved to never publish on the subject and to say nothing of the countries I have visited. First of all to avoid being vulgar, but also to keep from speaking of myself, I being […]

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 3 of 6

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 3 of 6

[media-credit id=154 align=”aligncenter” width=”500″][/media-credit] Day 2 Arrived in PERM, Moscow Time + 2, kilometre 1436, also called the Gateway to Siberia. They say it’s Pasternak’s Yuryatin in Dr. Zhivago -where Omar Sharif escapes to meet Julie Christie. Between 1940 and 1957 the city was called Molotov, after the Soviet Foreign Minister who signed the 1939 […]

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