I'm in the planning of an epic adventure, driving from east coast Russia to Norway. Endless searching of the world wide web has given me lots of information but i am still in need of some answers and tips, therefore i come to you!
I have set up 2 potential starting point's of the trip, the "easy" way out being Vladivostok. The more interesting and thrilling start point would be Magadan. The plan from starting point is to buy an old Russian car (hopefully a UAZ 452) and start driving west. Any…
I am visiting St. Petersburg from May 1st to 5th, and it would be nice if I can visit Kizhi Island as well. But it seems that the boat to Kizhi Island is available only after mid of May. Is there any boat company operating from the beginning of May?
I wanted to share a few tips with fellow travellers re. booking tickets on the Russian Railways web portal.
There is no need to go via a travel agency (their mark-up will be 15% to 40% from what I have seen, perhaps more).
You can buy the tickets on line as you would in the UK or USA using a standard VISA credit card. I have been using my Barclaycard. I don't think the web site takes American cards or AMEX cards (there is not enough space to input all the digits that an…
I have read about the need to register when you arrive at a hotel and the Russia Lonely Planet guidebook talks about it. It is not entirely clear to me what this entails. I will be arriving in Vladivostok where I will be staying in a rented apartment and I wonder whether they will register me or not...
1 Is registration compulsory every time you stay somewhere -- anywhere -- or does it only apply to the 1st town or city you reach in Russia? I mean: is it repeated every time you stay overnight…
I will be in Russia for 4 weeks in June (travelling from Vladivostok to Moscow by train). I have heard and read various things about the security aspect. Some people and guidebooks say it is pretty safe, others that you have to be careful, also on the trains. Any feedback will be appreciated. I am wondering about the following:-
1 Is Vladivostok worse than other parts of Russia? A Latvian girl I know was saying to me that it is the Wild East and like the rest of Russia in the 1990s. Is that the…
As always these things change but this one has been/was around for years. However, now I read somewhere that it's been ceased as of last month or so.
I travel on a Schengen passport but I live in another EU country. I'm under the impression that it's not very easy to get a Russian visa when not applying from the country of your passport. Is there any truth to that?
Should I just talk to some online visa company?
Hello can anybody recommend a good walking tour that deals mainly with politics/Soviet era? For one person. Most tours seem to cater from cruise ships for groups. Does anybody know if the day or night tour - bridges - from the Peters Line tour is worthwhile? It is 80 euros.
Thanks for your help!
Due to an unforeseen occurrence on Sunday morning involving a traffic accident on the way to the airport, I missed my domestic flight within Russia to Moscow. This unfortunately had a knock-on effect of me then missing my connecting flight back home Sunday evening.
As the validity of my Russian tourist visa (Australian passport) is tied to my existing flight dates (i.e. 16 April 2017 departure back home), my visa is now invalid. Aeroflot has changed the date of my flight home to the…
At the risk of repeating myself with a similar question earlier, I booked a hotel for several days in St. Petersburg leaving Russia on Oct4. If the plane is cancelled, and leaves on the 5th, will the authorities ask me about my visa when I finally leave?
Also, if i get a multiple entry visa, if I return to Russia, does this mean I don't need an invitation voucher?
I will have a 7-hr layover at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.Anyone knows the airport's surroundings? I can leave the airport visa-free, so that is not a problem, but going into town seems a risky enterprise, especially that I'd never been to Moscow before and do not speak Russian. Are there any facilities at al in close proximity, such as restaurants, fast-food joints etc? I am asking outside the terminals, or a couple of bus stops away. Thanks.