To loosely paraphrase Chekhov, "...there is beauty in the monotony of Russia", and if ever there is monotony, it's in the days-long journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Click through to read all about our adventure!
As we stumbled across the border and made a mad dash to Volgograd, we came to learn one of the most valuable lessons of our trip: Just Turn Up. Despite the scarcity of information available, if we Just Turn Up, we always found a way, and always found a bed to sleep in. Read on for our journey across the Southern States, to Volgograd and Moscow.
There was an epic amount of footage to squish into this seven and a half minute video, from the monumentus sights in Volgograd and Moscow, to one of the worlds most romantacised train rides, the Trans-Mongolian, to the incredibly vast, beautiful and breathtaking Mongolia.
Check it all out on the newly added 'monthly video'...Chapter 6 on the videos tab, or click here.
Hurrah! We finally received our Russian visa’s in Istanbul today. The whole process was a decidedly Russian affair - lots of “nyet”'s, plenty of ‘this is impossible’ and the obligatory ‘it is forbidden’. The administration girl played a whole "good cop, bad cop” routine with some conflicting information, but it all worked out in the end.
Click 'read more' to find out the essential details for applying for a Russian visa while in Istanbul...
EMMA & PETE
We're just two Aussie's who met in London, married in Prague and travelled overland back to Australia.