Russia – An Overview

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We fulfilled one of our long held dreams this summer. We traversed the Trans Siberian Railway. We took two weeks, flew into Moscow, rode the train to Vladivostok, flew back to St. Petersburg, and returned to Moscow.

I really just wanted to get a few photos on this post, and over time I’ll write a little more about the trip. Let’s get started.

We flew Lot Airlines, which is Polish. That means their hub is in Warsaw, so we had a seven hour layover. Here are a few photos from Poland.

Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland

Next stop was Moscow.

Moscow
Moscow
Moscow
Moscow

The next day we boarded the train. The first stop was in a beautiful city called Kazan.

Kazan
Kazan
Kazan
Kazan

We left that evening for Yekaterinburg.

Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg

We spent one night in Yekaterinburg and boarded the following day for Irkusk, one of the longest legs of the journey. Irkusk is the closest stop to Lake Baikal.

Lake Baikal – Irkusk
Lake Baikal – Irkusk

The following stop was Ulan-Ude.

Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude

Our final stop was Vladivostok, 9288 KM from the start. It is seven time zones from Moscow, and our flight back to Moscow took nine hours.

Vladivostok
Vladivostok
Vladivostok
Vladivostok

We booked a flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg and spent the night.

St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg

We returned to Moscow and spent a couple more days before heading home.

Moscow
Moscow
Moscow

These are just a taste. I took over 3000 photos and we have tons of stories. There are more to follow.

~ Freddy

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Freddy

I’m an engineer, a veteran, and an avid traveler. I agree with Robert Louis Stevenson – “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

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