Too long on a train

Our longest train journey of our whole trip across Russia was set to be from Perm to Krasnoyarsk and a whopping 46 hours. We cut this short by 1.5 hours by boarding at Kungur. Still such a long time on the train was going to be a little challenging. We prepared well buying a large…

The green mile and an icy cave

We were very glad to arrive in Perm during daylight hours for our walk to the hostel which was located in a slightly rundown area in a suburb. After half an hour walk we got there safely and checked in. The building looked a lot shabbier then it did on booking.com thanks to the art…

 Our train to Siberia 

Checking out late from our guesthouse we set off back to Vladimir from Szudal. After waiting for 20 minutes at the wrong bus stop we opted to walk the 2km to the bus station. Our bus to Vladimir was just as old as the one there and unfortunately we had seats over the wheel arch…

The Golden Ring

The golden circle around Moscow is an area containing cities of ancient importance and cities that helped define Russia today. Many of the transiberian trains stop at Vladimir, a city which stood against the Turkish invaders but eventually fell. Many tourists visit Vladimir, Szudal and Nizny Novogorod on day trips from Moscow, but we decided…

The Russian capital

After sleeping surprisingly well on our first overnight train, we arrived in Moscow mid-morning. We happened to go in the same direction as our train companions and so they helped us buy two 3 day metro passes in the station. It was only three stops to our hostel, but that already gave us a good…