Chris on August 28th, 2009

While in Mongolia, we budgeted out our time for the rest of the trip and realized that our final days of traveling were quickly approaching. No matter how we worked it, we simply did not have enough days to sufficiently see Moscow and St. Petersburg before our flight home. One of the cities would have [...]

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Jodi on August 24th, 2009

Most folks seem to think that buying tickets as you go on the Trans-Siberian railway is way too complicated for them. Well, we’re here to tell you it’s not. We traveled from Beijing to Moscow, but buying your tickets the other way around should be the same. Visas First of all, you need to get [...]

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Jodi on August 22nd, 2009

As a recap, we set off from Beijing aboard the Trans-Siberian railway. After a stop in Mongolia, we headed onto Russia. On the first two legs of this journey, we shared our carriage with smugglers. For me smugglers conjure up images of shady characters moving illicit drugs and the like. These folks, however, were more [...]

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Jodi on August 13th, 2009

After spending three weeks in Mongolia (helping a nomadic family migrate and taking a 12-day tour), it was time to move on. We’d come right off a 9-hour day’s drive back to Ulan Bataar to catch our train, and we were rushing. Thanks to a lengthy currency exchange (try operating in four different currencies!), we [...]

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