The Trans Siberian route opens up great visual swathes of Siberia. You will see and thus feel, the immensity of this geographic region, passing sparsely populated village enclaves, interspersed with an occasional large city.
December 19, 2018
A bit of humour to start your education regarding the data on a typical Russian rail ticket.
December 3, 2018
A nun chants at a lectern as others watch from the back of the whitewashed Russian Orthodox chapel, warmed by the slanting sun. Through the
Conceived from the first as one of Europe’s great cities, St Petersburg grew from the vision of one extraordinary man. Peter the Great engaged Europe’s finest
October 7, 2018
Words and photographs cannot describe the magnificence of the Mongolian steppes. It was a five hour bumpy drive to our camp, 300 km beyond the capital, traversing vast sweeping plains...
July 4, 2018
When in Rome… one visits St Peter’s; in London, Trafalgar Square. Red Square, too, flanked by the domes of St Basil’s and the Kremlin fortress, is one of the world’s...
Do a few glasses of Great Wall red wine help or hinder when using Chinese toilets in the middle of the night whilst the bogies are being changed on the...