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Sep 22 2011 (07:03)
News Entry# 39447 Trans-Siberian Railway – A Magical Journey
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Sep 22 2011 (07:22)
The Trans-Siberian Railway is actually comprised of several main routes. The Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Siberian and Trans-Manchurian. The first will take you from Moscow through Mongolia and China, which will arrive in Beijing after spending a week on the train.Alternatively, you can cross Russia only to end up in Vladivostok in far eastern coast. Many people make this trip and then hop on a ship bound for Japan.The final route will also take him to Beijing, but lost Mongolia, saving you the need for additional visa.Whichever route you choose, be prepared for the stunning scenery along the road. From the birch forests that cover a wide range of Siberia and the breathtaking beauty of Lake Baikal to the desert of Mongolia and his first view of the Great Wall of China as you travel so close.The train has several options, ranging from first class accommodation to the standard seats. The main difference between...
Aug 18 2011 (21:12)
News Entry# 34633 Travel the Trans-Siberian into the heart of Mother Russia
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Aug 18 2011 (21:12)
Considered one of the greatest train journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian railway is a voyage into the heart and soul of Mother Russia.Longer than the Great Wall of China and America's historic Route 66, the 9,300 km track snakes its away across Russia, connecting Moscow to the far eastern port town of Vladivostok.While highlights include scenes of astounding natural beauty including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lake Baikal -- the world's oldest and deepest freshwater lake -- the real stars of the journey are the Russian people, according to Robert Reid, U.S. travel editor of Lonely Planet."Russians are a misunderstood people and I've heard complaints that they are hard to get to know," said Reid, a veteran Trans-Siberian traveller. "But when you're on a train with a Russian, they will treat you like family, they will shame you with their kindness.And study it! According to Reid all it takes...