Trans Siberian Railway

Traveling through Russia on the Trans Siberian Railway had been a “well, maybe one day” kind of trip idea for me. “One day” finally came this summer.

After our visit to Armenia, my travel companion and I flew back to Moscow to catch the train. These first four pictures are of the train station, and the second picture shows the beginning of the line as zero kilometers.

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We purchased a first class cabin, meaning there were two berths in the train compartment. The bathroom was at the end of the train car, and a dining room was a couple of cars farther down.

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We were on the train for four days/three nights. I took some pictures of the scenes outside of my window, of course. There’s nothing fancy here, but I’ve included a few of them anyway.

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Bonuses!

You can certainly eat in the train’s dining car, but if you don’t want to spend all of your Russian rubles that way, buy some food and drinks before you depart from Moscow. I also found that there are plenty of snack shops, and people selling homemade food items, at the railroad stations along the way. And if you like hot (instant) coffee or tea, the samovar will be your friend.

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We used Lonely Planet’s Trans Siberian Railway guidebook with much success. I also booked our tickets through Trans Siberian Express and had a positive experience with them.

 

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