Vladivostok: Off the Beaten Track in Russia

Whichever way you look at it, Vladivostok in far eastern Russia is off the beaten track. However, this is the one of the country’s main tourist destinations. Previously a closed city for military reasons, the city is attracting more and more tourists, particularly those who are travelling on the Trans-Siberian railway. Independent travel to the …

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How to survive your Trans Mongolian adventure

Depending on your route, time schedule and goals, you could spend anything from a few hours to 7 days on the train. My longest was a 57 hour journey from Vladimir to Krasnoyarsk, followed immediately by a 17 hour journey to Irkutsk, and thankfully I was well prepared. Here's everything you need to know, and …