Category Archives: Trans-Mongolian

Rations

If you’re ever planning on doing this trip then don’t listen too much to the guide websites or books! Actually the Trans-Siberian Handbook Trailblazer book was the most accurate in the end, but not completely. The Trailblazer book is a … Continue reading

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Men are men, women are women

After spending nearly 25 hours on a train from Berlin to France we stopped at 00:58 in Belorusskiy station, Moscow.  It was about -10c and after Ramadan (the Russian we were sharing the 3-berth with) told us yesterday that it … Continue reading

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Next up, Germany ya!

It was nice to leave Paris, a huge noisy, fast and furious city. It was quite an experience, but I had hoped to slow down a little. We had a 12 train journey to Germany ahead of us which ended … Continue reading

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Should have paid more attention in French lessons

We made it to Paris! The journey went surprising quickly although I expected the Eurostar to be a bit more exciting! it’s just like any other train unfortunately. Very boring! We arrived to a rainy, cold and in places, snowy … Continue reading

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Tickets

We can now get from Germany to Russia & from Russia to China! Our tickets arrived early this morning, special delivery 7 days earlier than expected. Once again Real Russia have impressed us. It’s a while still until we need to … Continue reading

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Visas!

28 days later and we have all the necessary visas to get from Leamington Spa to Beijing! Belarus transit, Russia tourist, Mongolia transit & Chinese tourist. We’re very impressed with Real Russia‘s service.  All 8 visas (4 each) were processed … Continue reading

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Deposit Paid

We’ve put down a deposit of £50 each for the Berlin to Moscow & Trans-Mongolian tickets!  The tickets only become available for sale 60 days before the departure of the Trans-Mongolian train and 90 days before the Berlin to Warsaw … Continue reading

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Now it gets stressful

Now that our Ascension tickets have been confirmed and paid for, it’s time to start planning the rest of the trip. The most complicated and stressful part is the Trans-Siberian. Before we even have to contend with Russian or Chinese … Continue reading

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