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Russia: how much does it cost to travel on the Tran Siberian

Russia was the second country we visited on our travels from 6 June to 2 July 2014, where we started our Trans Siberian railway adventure into Asia. we spent 27 days and each spent £1,125 / $1,742 this works out to a per person daily average of:  £42 / $64 the exchange rate was:  £1 = 60 rubles / $1 = 34 rubles This ...
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Lake Baikal view

Our Trans-Siberian stop over on Olkhon Island

Lake Baikal contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water.  It is the world’s deepest fresh water lake – 1,642 m (5,387 ft) at its deepest point.  It also claimed to be the world’s oldest lake at 25 million years old.  Our stay on Olkhon Island We stayed at Olkhon island on Lake Baikal for a week and a well ...
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Change in the Siberian scenery

Life on board the trans siberian train

Travelling on the Trans Siberian train through Russia was always a life long ambition of ours. The train itself starts from Moscow and takes 8 days to reach Vladivostok covering 5,772 miles. Our Trans Siberian adventure started at Moscow’s Kazanskaia train station on 17th June 2014 at 13:10.  The Trans Siberian spans 7 time zones.  So to avoid any ...
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Quirky observations of Russia

Our 10 favourite observations about Russia

Here is a round up of our favourite observations about Russia during our month there in June 2014: 1. Quirkiest Russian tourist attraction: Our first quirky observation was the QWERTY keyboard monument in Yekaterinburg: Well actually, Yekaterinburg generally had some cool attractions, including a “peace wall” with this colourful graffiti: 2. The White Nights: St Petersburg is famous for its White Nights ...
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