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Travel back in time to a vanished Russia

  • WRITTEN BY Philip Game
  • DATE February 20, 2019

Imagine travelling back in time to the Russian Empire before the First World War and the maelstrom of the 1917 Revolution, before the ruthless

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Trans Siberian Exploring in Winter

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE February 20, 2019

We just received a ‘selfie’ from one of our private guides in St Petersburg. She (in centre) is with 2 of our transsibbers. We are often asked, ‘what clothes will...

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How to read a Russian train ticket

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE December 19, 2018

A bit of humour to start your education regarding the data on a typical Russian rail ticket.

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The charms of Russia’s Golden Ring

  • WRITTEN BY Philip Game
  • DATE 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

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St Petersburg: A Pattern of Islands

  • WRITTEN BY Philip Game
  • DATE December 3, 2018

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

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Introducing Mongolia

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE 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...

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Moscow’s Magic

  • WRITTEN BY Philip Game
  • DATE July 4, 2018

When in Rome… one must visit St Peter’s; in London, Trafalgar Square. Red Square, flanked by the domes of St Basil’s and the Kremlin fortress, is another of the world’s...

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On Leaving Beijing: The Thoughts of Chairman Brent

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE July 4, 2018

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...

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