Years ago I was in Europe and decided it would be a great idea to go to Saint Petersburg by ferry since it is regarded as a beautiful city and is a port. I didn't mind departing from Finland, Estonia, ...
I believe there are certain countries which in order to be granted a visa you must submit your intended itinerary. I am pretty sure I've heard Russia is or was formerly such a country. What do ...
When travelling overland in Russia I hear you must register with the police in each new place, but does this cost money?
When travelling overland in Russia (i.e. not on the Trans-Siberian) I hear you must register with the police in each new place, but does this cost money? I know there are some gotchas with ...
I will be in the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus in a few months and am considering a side trip to Russia; either via the Black Sea to Sochi or across the one land border that is apparently open ...
I know the one border between the Republic of Georgia and Russia that is not in a rebel province was officially opened in the last couple of years... but reports are conflicting as to whether people ...
I'm in Astrakhan, Russia. There's very little information out there on buses or trains to use to eventually get to Aktau, Kazakhstan. bahn.de shows a 75 hour train with 3 changes, so I have no idea ...
I'm basically sitting beside the Volga river at present looking at the ferry terminal, and wondering if ferries or buses run instead of a train to Astrakhan - having just spent 34 hours on a train, ...
Or alternatively - how well-spoken (and widely-spoken) is English? I intend to visit St. Petersburg, Moscow, Irkutsk and Vladivostok. I feel like I might have the most troubles in the latter two ...
I'm planning on taking the trans-Siberian / trans-Mongolian from Moscow to Beijing via Ulaan Bataar next year and I'd like some advice on how best to organise the visa situation. I'm a British ...