Tag Archives: Russia

So it involves vodka?

Any given Sunday As I sat on the fold out chair in the middle of the snow pulling off my inadequate Australian clothing and fearing that the cold pains in my fingers might be causing permanent damage, I wondered if … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever

I should preface this entry by acknowledging that it is probably influenced by a pretty heavy dose of cabin fever.  It is 9:45 am by my watch, about 4:30am Moscow time and somewhere in between for local time. Goodness knows … Continue reading

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Smugglers, Buddha & the Old Believers

    Rivalling the Orient Express We boarded train 263# at 9:10pm for a 24+ hour trip across the Mongolian-Russian border, bound for Ulaan Ude. We had half hoped for the luxury of a cabin to ourselves but were also … Continue reading

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4 Week Countdown and Experimental Blogging

4 Week Countdown…4 weeks today will see us three days into our first stop – Shanghai. Although I am a fairly relaxed traveller, there is a little bit of panic starting to brew in some areas… How will I get … Continue reading

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Searching for the ultimate ‘must read’ list…

As the trip draws closer, I have been trying to gather a good collection of ‘must read’ books to read before I go (or for on the train). As an avid, (read: nerdy), English history buff, and having at least … Continue reading

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