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Transsiberian

Hello everyone!

I'm planning to do the transsiberian in Januray and I was wondering if it's ok to buy the tickets point to point.
Are the trains as frequent in the winter? I mean, are they running everyday?

Thanks!!

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Moscow airports

Don't use Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports for departure. Both airports use body scanners without any censor. Moreover the operator sees you as well as your nacked body at the same time!
Details can be found here http://airscanner.eu5.org
There are also photos how it looks like.

They do not think about it at all!
Be careful!

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Australian/british needing a last minute visa for tran siberian....

So after wanting to do the journey for many years i have just been given the opportunity to go.....
I need to be back in oz mid december....
So i am dual passport aussie brit.... do i fly to London and complete visa on brit passport?
i would be happy to hang out for a few days in England but obviously time poor.
Any suggestions would be awesome.
I would ideally travel from London china via Mongolia however as this is such a surprise last minute thing any up to date feed back would be awesome...

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Suggestions about travel to Yasnaya Polyana

I'm thinking of travelling to Yasnaya Polyana within a couple of months, and would love to hear the forum's thoughts and suggestions, including any precautions I should take.

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Climate of Siberia and Baikal in mid November

Hi all - i have a question. I am considering taking the Trans Siberian in mid November with a five day stop in Irkutsk for Lake Baikal. What will the climate be like at that time? Can I expect some snow and ice, or will it still be more autumnal? I must admit that I'm attached to the romantic idea of a wintery journey on the Trans Siberian, but suspect November the 15th may be too early for that. Maybe I should do it another time?

Thanks in advance, I know you guys are always amazingly helpful…

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What racism could we expect.

Firstly I don't want to sound like we are expecting to be confrunted by the KKK but I have heard some bad things and just want to set my fiancés mind at rest.
We are a mixed race couple I'm white british and she is Australian of Vietnamese desent. We are planning on visiting Moscow and Saint Petersberg.
We will mostly be in tourist areas and we are not ones who will be hitting any clubbing scene hard.
We both really want to visit and enjoy what looks like a beautiful country but feel it is…

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Kazan or Nizhny Novgorod: which is a better Trans-Siberian stop?

Hi everyone,

I'm planning an overland trip from Beijing to Moscow, and am trying to decide between Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod as my final stop before Moscow.

Has anyone been to both, and would strongly recommend one above the other? Or visited just one, but feel very passionate about it as a place to go? I hear a lot of buzz about NN but the pictures of Kazan suggest some really dazzling architecture.

We'll be travelling in winter and we're a pair of travellers who love winter sports, outdoor…

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Hotels near Mnxanjio Bckinn Teatp in St Petersburg

We are going to St petersburg in this December. We are looking for any hotel in 5 minutes walking from Mnxanjio bckinn Teatp . Hope under 200 $ for one night .

knatsu

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How long does it take for aeroflot to make the refund

Hi all,

I requested for a refund of my flight with aeroflot.

They responded very quickly that they will refund, but I have not received the refund on my credit after nearly one months.

Just like to ask how long does it usually take to receive the refund. Anyone had any experience with this before?

Thanks in advance! :)

Cheers,
Alexis

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Train station rooms, in April

Hullo all,

We're going to take the Transsiberian in April, and we'd like to do it mostly through couchsurfing, but as there's always the possibility of not getting a couch, we'd like to know whether the train station sleeping rooms are an option that could be used at the last minute. Will they be available? Are they clean? If it makes any difference, we're going to stop at

Kazan
Novosibyrsk
Krasnoyarsk
Irkutsk
Ulan Ude
Khabarovsk
and Vladivostok

Heaps of immense thanks in advance!
Tiago