- A few days in Moscow Moscow, the capital of Russia, is the economic and political center of the world's largest country. It can be said that it is a fair representation of the country's vastness in terms of area and power; its streets are broad and the buildings are often enormous. It was never in lack of space, nor material. The biggest ... Read more
- Yekaterinburg, Russia Yekaterinburg is the financial and political center of the Ural region and the fourth biggest city in Russia. It served as a center of trade for the Ural region's mining and heavy industries for centuries, and a home for several wealthy and influential merchant families since the tsarist times. Yekaterinburg is most well known for being ... Read more
- The Russian Gangster Cemetery in Yekaterinburg A couple of years ago there was the buzz on the internet about a "Russian gangster cemetery" in the town of Yekaterinburg in Russia, with some extravagant tombs believed to belong to gangsters who died violent deaths during gang wars in the chaotic post-Soviet times. Where is the Russian gangster cemetery? While staying in Yekaterinburg during my Trans-Siberian ... Read more
- Hiking around Lake Baikal, Listvyanka When travelling with the Trans Siberian Express, a visit to the Lake Baikal is mandatory, even if you don't have more than a few days to spend at this stop. The best option to do this is to hop off the train at Irkutsk. Traveling to Listvyanka from Irkutsk Unless you want to spend days exploring Irkutsk, ... Read more
- Living with Mongolian nomads I was lucky enough to find a great host on Couchsurfing who offered me to stay at one of his nomad relative's yurt (or ger in Mongolian, a traditional Mongolian tent). The camp was around 100 miles from the town of Baganuur - which is about four hours drive from Ulaanbataar in total. My friend's relatives ... Read more
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- Is it safe to travel on the Trans-Siberian railway? The best way to explore the vast country of Russia is by traveling with the Trans-Siberian Express, and discovering the cities along the railway. Hence this question can be asked in two ways: 1. Is it safe to travel on the train on the Trans-Siberian railway? 2. Is it safe visiting the cities along the Trans-Siberian railway? Even my parents, ... Read more
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