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We are going to do the BAM for a second time, the first time in 2010 with advice from members of this board. Trains are infrequent east of Severobaikalsk. Can we get taxis or other vehicle between these remote BAM towns on days when there is no train? It looks like there is a road right by the BAM train all the way, which is what we saw in 2010, with quite a few trucks visible from the train. Did not see any buses.

The BAM 6 years ago was great. Great scenery, splendid isolation. The…

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Folks

My family and I will arrive at Leningradsky station (Moscow)from St Petersburg using the overnight Red Arrow Express / Grand Express. To be precise, the Red Arrow № 001А «Красная стрела» arrives at 0756 Hrs, the Grand Express № 053Ч «ГРАНД ЭКСПРЕСС» arrives at 0814 Hrs.

My outbound flight is from Domodevedo airport at 1235 Hrs. Which leaves me roughly 4h30m to reach Domododevo airport. The plan is to exit the station and leave directly for the airport.

Can you folks advise me what would…

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Hi, I will be making my first trip to Russia in late May. I speak Russian well and have traveled in former Soviet Union countries in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan). I am flying into Moscow and leaving from St. Petersburg and I have 9 days in country. However, I am already feeling that Moscow & St. Petersburg may be somewhat boring for me. I am more seeing them out of a feeling of obligation to Russian history than anything. I have been to big Eastern European cities before & get tired…

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Hello

I may be going to Arhangelsk mid-July. Does anybody have any tips, warnings etc. about the area at that time of year?

Also, I'm considering trying out Pomor Tur for a guided tour in the area. Can't find any reviews on Tripadvisor though. Does anybody in here have any experiences?

Thanks.

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hi, I am supposed to transfer at novosibirsk tolmachevo airport for 12hour . is it possible i can stay at the night at this airport? ( I worry that whether or not if this airport is closed at night ,)

if someone had experienced to spend at night at this airport, please let me know.

thank you

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Hello,

I am planning a trip on the trans siberian to Mongolia and then Beijing in March or April 2017. While doing a bit of research I have discovered that the "typical" scenery is full of endless birch trees. I suffer from debilitating hay fever from birch trees during around four high pollen weeks every year. I have tried a bit of initial looking on the net for an idea which are the high risk pollen months in Siberia but haven't found anything yet. Can anyone help me out here if you happen…

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I will be entering Russia by bus from Tallinn and will then be exiting via train to Minsk from Moscow. I understand that I will be required to complete a migration card for entering Russian which either I may be given on the bus or at border control. However what I am unsure about is how I will return the second part of this migration card as I am leaving by train to Minsk and as I understand it there is a border agreement between the two countries which means that there is no immigration…

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Hi There,

I'm leaving the UK on the 25th of May and will be driving through Europe, Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia all the way to Vladivostok. When I arrive in Vladivostok I will spend a few days there and turn around and head home to the UK via the Trans-siberian Highway.

I was just wondering if anyone has any advice or suggestions of places to visit and camp whilst on the way back. I will be camping the whole way, so any nice places to camp would be greatly appreciated. I understand that…

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Hi, looking for some advice/feedback on my planned trip to Russia. I'm a little bit worried that I may have tried to cram too much in.

1) Manchester - St petersburg. Arrive tea.time.
2) St Petersburg
3) St Petersburg
4) Early evening flight to Irkstruk.
5) Arrive in Irkstuk early morning, bus straight to Olkhon Island.
6) Olkhon Island
7) Olkhon island
8) Return to Irkstruk - spend night in Irkstuk.
9) Fly to Petropavlovsk early morning.
10) Petropavlovsk
11) Petropavlovsk
12) Petropavlovsk
13)…

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**Bus travel between Ulan Batar and Ulan Ude

Any person has traveled in this route within the last two years? Please share your experience.
How long it will take ? Speedy clearance in border? Cost and any meal stops ?

thanks**