We jumped off the train in St Petersburg and headed straight to our hotel. St Petersburg is very spread out, but somehow we’d managed to pick a hotel that was in walking distance of the Moscow line train station. We caught the four hour Sapsan train.
By some quirk of planning, we ended up with just one night in Moscow. We caught an overnight train from Perm, and arrived in Moscow in the afternoon. We were pretty over the trains by this stage, and just lay around and read books and ate food. I don’t even have many photos of this trip. This was officially the end of our Trans Siberian journey, although we did have one more train ride to come.
Ulaanbaatar. Ulan Bator. UB. The capital of Mongolia is somewhere I never thought I would visit, and it’s still a place I’m not completely sure that I would return to. But I would consider it an essential stop for anyone contemplating the Trans Mongolian Railway, because it’s not like anywhere else you will ever visit. (more…)
Beijing was the beginning of our Trans Siberian Railway journey. After plenty of research, we’d decided that the Trans Mongolian route was the best option for us. We flew from Melbourne to Beijing via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific for a short two night stay before our first train leg. (more…)
The Trans Siberian Railway is one of the world’s most epic train journeys.
Inspired by Joanna Lumley’s documentary series, my mum and I did the Trans Siberian Railway (or more accurately, Trans Mongolian Railway) between Beijing and Moscow in April – May 2016. We started in Beijing, and stopped off in Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Perm and Moscow. Despite not technically being part of the route, we also made our way to St Petersburg by train. (more…)