How do we even begin to think about exploring a country that is almost twice the size of the rest of Europe combined? Well, by train of course!
Read how one woman fulfilled a lifelong dream, with her daughter, taking a tailored Trans-Siberian tour with Real Russia.
After travelling on the Trans-Siberian and seeing unrivalled natural beauty, Javier Sinay found himself equally entranced with the locals and travellers the route attracts.
‘Since I didn’t know what to expect, I decided that I would be sure to experience each seating travel class throughout the journey, so I’d have a true understanding of the different ways to travel by train.’
It is a popular (mis)conception that border guards the world over can be officious, cold and unfeeling. This is particularly true of Russia and other states who have, historically, been quite closed off to the rest of the world. No doubt this has left more than one traveller a little concerned when the time came to interact with these guards. I certainly felt this way; particularly as I always seem to be the passenger who is randomly searched/checked!
So, how was my experience?