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PACKING TIPS FOR THE TRANS-SIBERIAN TRAIN

“So what should I pack for the long, Trans-Siberian trip?” The question pops in your mind after taking care of all the paperwork. What should you pack really? There’s no need to worry, as I’ve got all the answers – just keep reading. Suitcase Unless you’ve booked a 1st class ticket, then skip the suitcase part and go for a rucksack instead. The space available for luggage won’t make it easy to reach for your suitcase every once in a while. I strongly advice you to carry a 40ml rucksack and a small backpack – that you’ll be literally inseparable with during the trip – for your convenience. Don’t forget; maximum weight can’t be over 35 kilos. Documents After the days and effort you put to gather all the paperwork, you can’t afford to leave anything behind! Double check you’ve packed passport, train tickets, travel insurance, hotel addresses etc. before…

TAKING THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY

“There is no railway journey of comparable length anywhere in the world.The Trans-Siberian is the big train ride.  All the rest are peanuts.” Eric Newby wrote in his book “The Big Red Train Ride” published in 1978. 37 years later, here I am, a crazy trainlover booking a ticket on the same train, determined to decide whether or not our beloved British author was right. TransSiberian Railway ; the railway line crossing 1/3 of our planet – almost 8,000 km – cfollowing a 6-days route, connecting Russia from one side to the other. There are two ways to cross Siberia riding the TransSiberian; either you jump on the continuous line or you choose the line that makes several stops along the way, offering you the chance to hop on and off between cities. You should choose the latter; it is undoubtedly not only the cheapest but the most interesting way…


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