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Russian Train Bomb

From the Globe: Russian officials opened a terror investigation Saturday, saying that a homemade bomb planted on the tracks of the high-speed Moscow-to-St. Petersburg route caused a derailment that killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more. I never rode that particular line to St. Petersburg.  I exited Russia via the Moscow-Riga (Lativa) line. […]

August ’08 – Moscow

The last batch of images from Russia. My friend and I  were tossed off the Trans-Siberian and deposited into the depths of Moscow in the wee morning hours with not a clue as to how to get to any hostels. We ended up loitering by a metro station until it opened up at 4am. Russian […]

Irkutsk – Russia – August 2008

Nothing to write about so I’ll just continue to add my backlog of photos.  Nothing terribly special in this batch. However, Irkutsk was the best city I visited in Russia, probably because I had the lucky opportunity to have a set of local guides.  The vodka is incredible and Irkutsk oddly enough, has amazingly good […]

Russian Far East and Southern Siberia

Some shots from the first section of the reverse Trans-Siberian Railway.  I don’t think most of the photos are very good as the car was slightly shaky.  The below slideshow transitions automatically, but larger photos can be viewed in the gallery.

Irkutsk July 25-28th 2008

An example of poor weather karma is excellent conditions while traveling on the rails but consistently wet conditions while on stopovers.  Such is the case in Irkutsk, 70km from the shores of Baikal.  I caught an early morning glimpse of the lake as the train raced by on the 25th and it is simply massive […]

Update

Below you will find a number of entries that I wrote mainly while on the train from Vladivsotok to Irkutstk.  Some are related to Japan and others to the actual train trip but I haven’t placed them in order because, as usual, internet prices are high and I’m not keen on using my $4/hour net […]

Vladivostok 2008 II

<!– @page { size: 21cm 29.7cm; margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } –> I have been told that this city is nicknamed the “San Francisco of the East” – It appears that eastern nations have a fascination with comparing their cities and areas with those of their western counterparts. For example, I often […]

Vladivostok 2008

I’m keeping my posts short because I’d like to keep my internet bar time to a minimum because in addition to hourly rates, users are also charge a bandwith premium.  Traveling the eastern seaboard of Russia (namely Vladivostok) is no walk in the traveling park.  It’s not impossible, or even difficult for that matter…just frustrating.  […]

Russian Visa

I’ve been slowly creating itineraries and plans for my upcoming cross-asia adventure and the planning is proving to be quite the adventure itself.  I’m not much of a planned traveller.  This isn’t to say that I don’t have a plan and that I just ‘go’ to places randomly with little thought, but rather than I […]

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