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#1 FrensicPic

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:08 AM

USA Today...

"Your conductor, or provodnik, will provide linens, a blanket and a towel; you are responsible for making up your own bunk and for stripping it at the end of your journey. Your provodnik will scowl mightily if you do not do this in a timely fashion."
http://usat.ly/2jEItfx


Edited by FrensicPic, 29 January 2017 - 11:35 AM.

John...

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 03:50 PM

Loved the story and photos! I will not get to go there, so it's a wonderful chance for vicarious travel.


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I'm a "little Old Lady in Tennis Shoes" (LOLITS) from Eastern Oregon. I love to travel by train, though I live way out in the toolies, far from the nearest Amtrak station (Chemult). My station would have been Baker City, but they cancelled the Oregon Pioneer just before I took my first long-distance train trip as an adult. I've taken most trains in the West, but I'm still exploring new routes in the east.


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:20 PM

Is that the longest one seat ride in the world?

One week? Two weeks?

Definitely on my bucket list. :)

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:27 AM

Loved the story and photos! I will not get to go there, so it's a wonderful chance for vicarious travel.

Agree wholeheartedly.  I do a lot of that! :) 



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:29 AM

​One thing that has been pointed out is that besides going to Vladivostok, there is a weekly train that runs to/from Beijing.  I would find that quite interesting.  First class fare I saw for the trip was about $1200 [for a room for two], and I believe meals are extra.



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:58 AM

That looks fun,on the bucket list!!


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:00 PM

​One thing that has been pointed out is that besides going to Vladivostok, there is a weekly train that runs to/from Beijing.  I would find that quite interesting.  First class fare I saw for the trip was about $1200 [for a room for two], and I believe meals are extra.

Many tour operators will price for this however it can booked very easily and cheaper direct, also there is not 1 but 2 weekly trains between Moscow and Beijing- one passes thru Mongolia and the other goes around to avoid the additional visa.

Further to this if you are breaking your journey on top the direct services there is additional trains between Irkutsk and Ullan Bator or Ullan Bator and Beijing meaning if you wished to break your journey in UB (and I'd recommend this) you can without having to wait a week to continue your on ward journey.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:53 PM

Sounds good, but due to a medical condition, I cannot walk very far.  And I have a feeling the services to the disabled are not what they are in North America, but I've got no empirical evidence of that.






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