"Russia?@‘h˜A" Russia by o00o
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1st. Vladivostok - Moscow and San Petersburg 1993
2nd. Beijing - Moscow - San Petersburg April 1994
3rd. Yuzhno Sakhalinsk ‹É“Œ 1997
4th. Moscow - Murmansk - Norway - Finland - Sweden - Findland - San Petersburg - Moscow 2000
The journey started from China Beijing, arrived to the border and the train stopped for nearly 8 hours in order to change the wheel ( the size of the train wheel is about 20% bigger than china's ).
The train started again and the whole journey only allowed us to go out only for a while ( the longest 30 minutes ) this picture was take somewhere near Ulan Batol the capitol of Mogolia..
The journey ended at the days of 7th where you couldn't see anything outside only the ghostly white snow. 14 Kms before arrived to Moscow, you could start to see some greenery, the houses and the people walking up and down outside the train. During the train towards Moscow, nobody really that I was actually a forigner. May be they though that I am one of the Russian Mongoriod from Irkutsk area..
The high-light of the whole journey was at the day 3 - 4th where you discovered that you had already in Siberia. When the train stopped, I went out of the train to fell the freeze. If I am not wrong, It was almost -50C below 0C. My years felt like being cut, every breath made my lung pain and my eyes felt like freezed and could open wide. The banana I hold on hand which I received from an unknown Mogolian old ladysat next to me became hard as hammer.... May be it wasn't cold but PAIN !
The tough journey worth to try at least once in our life.. That's what I think. Do feel free to ask me for advice on your prepararion if you are going on the same journey. OK, good luck my friends.
My 4th visit to Russia, please refer to the main page as there will be my whole schedule.
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Borderline between Russia and Norway. Photo with my private driver. more travel advice
Written Jan 1, 2001
Yuzhno Sakhalinsk - Spring sun
Written Sep 8, 2002
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