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Country Summary: One Month in Russia

Country Summary: One Month in Russia

12th June – 10th July 2017 We have recently completed our month in Russia, the first country in our year of travel. During our time in Russia we have physically travelled an extremely long distance, starting in St.Petersburg and ending in Ulan Ude. The distance travelled has been amazing and is incomparable to any distance you can travel in England. We are now about 7000km from home and have crossed from Europe into Asia. During this first month we have seen stunning palaces…

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Moscow’s Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

Moscow’s Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

Whilst looking for alternative things to do in Moscow we stumbled across the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines. Just off the Red Square this was probably one of our highlights of Moscow. Simple fun in the form of old mechanical and digital toys. When you arrive at the museum you pay 450RUB for access to the museum and you are given 15 old soviet coins to use in the machines. You also get given an information sheet (in English) which…

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Russian Metro Stations: The People’s Palace

Russian Metro Stations: The People’s Palace

We have been in Russia now for about a week and a half. We flew into Tallin, in Estonia, and then took a cheap bus over the boarder into Russia. We started our trip by visiting the two largest and probably the two most well known cities: St. Petersburg and Moscow. We visited the main sights in both cities but I want to share a lesser known underground secret. Both cites have numerous elaborate metro stations. It’s very rare in…

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7,621km from Moscow to Beijing by Train

7,621km from Moscow to Beijing by Train

So it is only two weeks until Rich and I depart on our big trip. Before we leave I wanted to tell you all about the first part on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. You have probably heard of the Trans-Siberian Railway. However a lot of people do not know that there are actually three routes; the Trans-Siberian, the Trans-Mongolian and the Trans-Manchurian. We decided to do the Trans-Mongolian route. This traditionally starts in Moscow. You then travel east across Russia to Ulan…

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