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    Anyone taken the Trans-Siberian?

    Always wanted to take this trip, and now that I am in Mongolia I have the perfect chance for the long summer break. Getting the visa for Russia seems easy enough here as I have a resident card.

    Looking at stops I want to make\

    Ulan Ude- supposed to be quite unique culturally due to it proximity to the Mongolian border.
    Irkutsk- for the lake
    Omsk- have a friend there and it will break the journey up
    Yekaterinburg- for historical stuff
    Moscow

    Then after Moscow for a few days my plan is St Petersburg before crossing the border into Europe.

    What class to travel seems to be a subject of much contention for travelers- not sure if 1st class is worth it- second class seems fine, as does 3rd class- luxury compared to Myanmar!

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    I'd like to do something similar also.

    I did look into the Orient Express a while back, very pricey though.

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    My wife has been nagging me about this since we met.

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    Looks like we have a TD train trip in the runnings! Me,Ant, YD....who else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Then after Moscow for a few days my plan is St Petersburg before crossing the border into Europe.
    Moscow, S.P., not in Europe?

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    Mandy, a few years out of date but the BC did a documentary, me i did it in good ole 98 so not relevant not i should imagine - then you had to take supplies and the atmosphere was one of run down camaraderie, swapping snacks with locals and trying not to get too drunk with them on voddie.


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    An infrequent poster on here Jimmy McNulty did it a few years ago, did a good blog on it, i'll see if I can find it

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    Always wanted to do this. Starting in the south of Vietnam, up to Beijing and across. Would definitely look into doing it if in your position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Starting in the south of Vietnam, up to Beijing and across.
    Transvesterian

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    https://multipletracks.wordpress.com...5n93xo7rjq43-8

    here you go, by one of our own, should just about cover it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Moscow, S.P., not in Europe?
    read again,,,, ur faceing the rong way.

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