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My partner and I are going to take Trans-Siberian railway this Summer.
We have already booked our flight tickets and got our VISA.
We will start from Vladivostok  and end up at St. Petersburg. Now we are planning our itinerary and all advice is welcome!
I have mainly referenced from Lonely Planet and Trans-Siberian Handbook (by Thomas)

  1. Vladivostok (2 day 2 night) -- City, Museums, Preparing and setting up (Money, Telecommunications...etc.)
  2. Khabarovsk  (1 day 1 night) -- City
  3. Ulan-Ude (1…
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Hello,

My daughter and I are traveling Europe in October and would like to catch a flight into Moscow from Istanbul Turkey for a 2 day visit. Then fly back home to Texas.

Do we need to go the "full enchilada" in obtaining a tourist Visa for a less than 72 hour visit? In other words, get that letter of sponser by hotel, then submit our passports and applications to consulate, and wait? Even though we don't leave for 3 months, it makes me nervous handing our passports over and waiting for them…

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Hello,

Quick question: I have booked trip to St Petersburg with St Peter Line ferry. I have one free night. I have book a hostel to stay in that night. Is it true that any such independent overnight stays away from the ferry have to be booked through the ferry? (i.e. accommodation listed on their site)

Many thanks in advance

V.

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I will be visiting Moscow for a few days - I love bathhouse culture. I have been fortunate to check out the ones in Korea, Japan, and morocco and they are so different and unique yet of the same realm.

That said, there are many "tourist" types which cost sometimes up to 10 or 100x more than a locals spot - this was true in morocco. They also clearly were quite different than a local hamman and were more luxury spas.

I am looking for something similar in Moscow. Where it is quite cheap, and the…

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Hi All

Has anyone been to the Perm 36 Museum recently?

I heard it has been taken over by the state and might even be closed?

Thanks,

EO

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Anyone going hiking to Crimea beginning of July?

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I will be in Yakutsk for 4 days at the end of June. My flight arrives from Vladivostok at midnight. Does anyone know if there will be taxis available at the airport at that time and about how much I should expect to pay for a ride into the center of town?

Any recommendations for a 1-day tour to Lena Pillars?

Thanks!

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Hi

We arrive in Irkutsk on 30 June 2017 afternoon and leave the next day at 3.30 pm.

We want to take a hydrofoil to Listvianka on 1 July morning and return by bus/marshrutka around 1 PM. There's a hydrofoil leaving Irkutsk at 7 am in the morning. The boat company' website doesn't show the arrival time in Listvianka, but shows departure from there to Khuzir at 8.30 in the morning. I was wondering if anyone can advise whether the boat company will allow us to go only up to Listvianka - I don't…

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Hi all,

We are leaving for Russia on June 30 and are in the process of applying for a 3-year tourist visa (I know... tight timeframe). I just sent an application to a visa services agency, but they sent the passport back, claiming that you need 2 consecutive adjacent visa pages to get the Russian visa. The passport has 2 blank amendment/endorsement pages at the back (which I understand cannot be used) and 2 blank visa pages, but they are back-to-back, not adjacent.

Has anyone ever had this…

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Anybody has been to any of the places recently? It is safe to travel there?
I plan to fly to Mackhachkala & take the public transport there on my own & is a bit concern.
Any comments is appreciated.
Thank you