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7865 km along the Trans-Mongolian and onto the Trans-Siberian, one of the epic train journeys of the world.
We shift through seven time zones. The final leg, 32 hours.
In Beijing we walk past Tian'namen Square in sight of the Forbidden City, on the way to the station.
Then to the bare, cold plains north of the Great Wall, across the Gobi, to Ulaan Batar and the centre of the biggest empire the world has seen, over steppes to the deepest ...
... and in 1903 splits into Menshevik and more radical Bolshevik factions.
Russian expansion in Manchuria leads to war with Japan - and the 1905 revolution, which forces Tsar Nicholas II to grant a constitution and establish a parliament, the Duma.
Russian-Austrian rivalry in the Balkans contributes to the outbreak of World War I, in which Russia fought alongside Britain and France.
... streets with the same name that don't exist on the map The taxi guy told me most people don't speak English only like 5% so that's great. I didn't ask for help. I did get asked for directions based on the how the next set of people reacted when the man approached them. The flight attendants thought I was Russian . I'm blending in well. I'm being carefulski (one of the few Russian words I know courtesy of my uncle). I plan on staying up as long as I can and sleeping in as long as ...
... their majesty. I can't wait to explore the city in detail.
It is challenging to orientate in a country where you can neither read nor speak the language. My assumption that Russians barely speak English has been confirmed. So far we explored the neighbourhood and made it back to our accommodation (Thank God ;)).
In order to get a feeling of how well people speak English I tried to talk to some ...
... A Tallinn Flea Market (This is Darlene’s story.)
In Tallinn (see Travel Times 41), I found this wonderful Lucite box in a funky flea market and bought it for 5 Euros. The man in the booth thought the old photograph under the Lucite cover was a building in Moscow but he wasn’t sure. In St. Petersburg we asked our wonderful front desk ladies to find out which building it was ...