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    Trans-Siberian Railway LIVE Trip Report

    Moscow to Vladivostok
    9k Kilometers
    8 timezones
    6 days of travel (if you donít stop)

    Iím gonna be making quite a lot of stops and probably do it over a span of two weeks, rather than a solid one week on a train.

    Left Moscow last night, bored off my tits on the train. AMA

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTickle View Post
    Moscow to Vladivostok
    9k Kilometers
    8 timezones
    6 days of travel (if you donít stop)

    Iím gonna be making quite a lot of stops and probably do it over a span of two weeks, rather than a solid one week on a train.

    Left Moscow last night, bored off my tits on the train. AMA
    this train ride is what PFA radio was made for...

    looking forward to this TR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTickle View Post
    Moscow to Vladivostok
    9k Kilometers
    8 timezones
    6 days of travel (if you donít stop)

    Iím gonna be making quite a lot of stops and probably do it over a span of two weeks, rather than a solid one week on a train.

    Left Moscow last night, bored off my tits on the train. AMA


    is there a bar cabin with Russian babes??

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    Sorry I was only able to do 4.5 hours of radio last night.

    Tell the Russians on the train to stop hacking PFA

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    Food and drink prices on train?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesidedish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrTickle View Post
    Moscow to Vladivostok
    9k Kilometers
    8 timezones
    6 days of travel (if you donít stop)

    Iím gonna be making quite a lot of stops and probably do it over a span of two weeks, rather than a solid one week on a train.

    Left Moscow last night, bored off my tits on the train. AMA


    is there a bar cabin with Russian babes??
    The only Russians who ride long distance trains are elderly people, poor people and central Asians (Russiaís Mexicans)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Sorry I was only able to do 4.5 hours of radio last night.

    Tell the Russians on the train to stop hacking PFA
    Iím in need of about 400 hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by duped_samaritan View Post
    Food and drink prices on train?
    Slightly overpriced compared to mainland but still dirt cheap!

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    anything worth seeing in Vladivostok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GambleBotsChafedPenis View Post
    anything worth seeing in Vladivostok?
    Iíll let you know when I get there - but quite a big and thriving city so I imagine it has something to offer.

    Btw that Slavic Russia mix with Korean which you find over there can be super hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTickle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by duped_samaritan View Post
    Food and drink prices on train?
    Slightly overpriced compared to mainland but still dirt cheap!

    How is the whole trip not considered mainland?

    Stupid American here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duped_samaritan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrTickle View Post

    Slightly overpriced compared to mainland but still dirt cheap!

    How is the whole trip not considered mainland?

    Stupid American here.
    Sorry, I mean non-moving land. Like basically not on the train 😂

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    first stop... Yekaterinburg. Endured 25 hour train ride and it was pretty easy actually.


    City hall. Some great Soviet insignia.
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    Classic russian architecture
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    This church is built on the spot the Russian royal family were executed in 1918
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    Beatles momument (very strange as a Brit to see this in the middle of Russia)
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    Boris Yeltsin Centre. Basically like a presidential library, but better.
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    also stumbled across this great mafia cemetery

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    I appreciate the thread Tickle. It might surprise you to know they I find Russia more interesting than the Mets.

    I would be interested in pictures of everyday things. Consumer products. Toiletries, everyday stuff. A restaurant meal or menu. Fashion/clothes.

    I learned Cyrillic script and Russian in high school long ago. Did MI6 teach you or you have picked it up on your own?

    More more more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanlmar View Post
    I appreciate the thread Tickle. It might surprise you to know they I find Russia more interesting than the Mets.

    I would be interested in pictures of everyday things. Consumer products. Toiletries, everyday stuff. A restaurant meal or menu. Fashion/clothes.

    I learned Cyrillic script and Russian in high school long ago. Did MI6 teach you or you have picked it up on your own?

    More more more.
    Mets are crushing it in the last few games... even if playoffs are gone.

    It might disappoint you to discover that everyday things are basically the exact same as in the west. Russia is really, really normal (just with political repression). I think you'd not be shocked or surprised at all.

    I studied Russian as a minor in university - improved drastically since I moved here and i'm now basically fluent.

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    Actually Sanlmar, as i'm in a cafe right now I'll take some photos.

    Its 1.11am and this place is 24/7

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    cover isn't billingual, just english words are seen as 'cool' so they just put them everywhere

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTickle View Post

    It might disappoint you to discover that everyday things are basically the exact same as in the west. Russia is really, really normal (just with political repression). I think you'd not be shocked or surprised at all.
    That does surprise me.

    Do you find yourself criticizing product quality? With a nod to Druff, how do you find customer service on the whole?

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