New friends on the Trans-Siberian, and a lot of vodka.Read more "Into Siberia"
And so onwards… I must stop being so ‘flappy’ about getting to train stations on time. I’m always alright and haven’t missed a connection yet (Famous last words). It didn’t help that I was rather hungover leaving Moscow and therefore left it tighter than I’d have liked. However, I found Yaroslavsky station in good time […]Read more "Flying stop in Yekaterinburg"
I arrived in Moscow dead on time the next morning. Russian trains in my experience so far are extremely punctual, even when they run more than the length of the UK. Or indeed many multiples of the length of the UK! As we pulled into Leningradsky station the familiar travel apprehension crept in, not helped […]Read more "Moscow calling…"
I left St. Petersburg in the dead of the night, in order to catch the Krasnaya Strela (Red Arrow) overnight to Moscow. Luckily Simple Hostel was only a ten minute walk from the station thereby avoiding another encounter with rip off taxis. There are dozens of trains which ply the busy St. Pete-Moscow route. The fastest are […]Read more "Night train to Moskva"