I wanted to post this first on the Ultimate Train Challenge website, so I did — on this video post of the Trans-Manchurian — but I figured I would put it up over here also. It is my first video effort. More of the story on the link through… and […]
Six days and about 150 or so hours on trains tends to give you enough time to get bored to do some good thinking about the meaning of life. Or enough time to delve into your spare hard drive’s video collection and become a vegetable. I did a little more […]
We are on the six day and approximately 150 hour train ride from Moscow to Bejing as you read this. There is a possibility that Jeannie and Nora have already smothered me for my snoring. If so, I wish this, my last post, to officially beg for their forgiveness […]
Well, it is September 15th, and I have made it to Moscow. This will not come as a shock to any of you that read this site, but I am here a day early, because I didn’t pay any attention to the various emails from Jeannie, the Nomadic Chick […]
St. Petersburg is the only city in Russia that I liked… and I loved it. Amazing buildings and museums. The people weren’t any friendlier there than the rest of Russia, but the scenery was great.
From St. Petersburg St. Petersburg is one of the more beautiful photography cities I have ever been to in the world.
Sorry its been so long between me writing here. Having my computer going on the fritz has set me back, especially with pictures. The damn thing works one day and then not for two days. And back and forth. In any case, here are some various notes from some of […]
Tonight a 72 hour train to Irkutsk. Funny thing about all Russian trains: the schedules are all printed on Moscow time. I’ll actually be going over five time zones to the east, but my ticket said I arrived around 11:30 p.m. Whoops. That’s actually 4:30 a.m. local time. Will be interesting to find a hostel at that time of the day, especially because Irkutsk is not a big tourist town with tons of options.
I calculate it at approximately 7,300 miles (or 13,000 kilometers). Some perspective. That is L.A. to New York City. Three times. For my European friends, it is London to Cape Town. . . then back up to Harare, Zimbabwe.