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Corona Virus and Travel update and Can wearing a mask protect you from catching the virus?

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE January 31, 2020

I am sure readers are following the news on this event. The Mongolian and Russian borders have been closed for a few days now and obviously that stops the Trans...

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What to do in Russia during winter? Take a troika ride.

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE January 17, 2020

There are several places, along the Trans Siberian route where you can do this – Lake Baikal and Yekaterinburg come to mind. But what about in the magnificent park of...

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Dumplings and Swords to the Gates of Europe!

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE January 7, 2020

Food! Now did that grab your attention. An important part of any great journey, not just for survival, but to experience diversity! The humble dumpling spread from – many say...

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What is a northern polar day and night really like?

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE January 2, 2020

Our Russian friend shows us what is really like!! Many travellers include the arctic city of Murmansk in their plans. This is a great place to see the northern lights....

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Christmas New year decorations: Moscow and St Petersburg

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE December 10, 2019

Trans Siberian fans that are arriving into Moscow and St. Petersburg will notice the increase in winter activities. We here at Transsiberian.com.au noted how the opening of the yearly winter...

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Rent a Russian village house for winter stopover.

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE November 19, 2019

Russia in winter presents more opportunities than obstacles, as long as you prepare well. You not only have to prepare your clothes, but consider what stops you will make and...

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St Petersburg and Moscow from the air In Winter!

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE November 14, 2019

Winter in Russia is rapidly approaching. Here are some wonderful aerial drone film of both St Petersburg and Moscow during winter. We have mixed views about drones! yes you can...

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The Russian Arctic: an Australian connection

  • WRITTEN BY Philip Game
  • DATE September 27, 2019

Young Aussies (Kiwis, too) have always been up for a bit of adventure in foreign parts. In 1919, exactly a century ago, World War I was over – officially –...

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Nyet, nyet, nyet

  • WRITTEN BY Philip Game
  • DATE August 19, 2019

One after another… several recent letters to the travel pages of Australian newspapers have recounted upsets caused by Russian officials’ rigid enforcement of visa expiry times and dates. Typically, hapless...

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Twelve reasons to stop over in Mongolia

  • WRITTEN BY Philip Game
  • DATE July 15, 2019

  Ulaanbaatar, the capital, is a city of around 1 million people – half of Mongolia’s entire population – and an obvious stopover on the epic Trans Mongolian rail journey...

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