Monthly Archives: March 2013


Yekaterinburg was ruled by some mafia bosses in the 90’s according to Wiki entries. Today the town is booming and does well in preparing for the Worldexpo in 2020. Lots of companies have set up their offices here and it

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Trans Siberian Railway – Transsib Adventures from St. Petersburg to Yekaterinburg

The route from St. Petersburg isn’t the actual historic Transsib railway but it’s part of the Russian train network that connects Russia with Siberia. Some parts of the journey is spent on the original Transsib tracks. There are various trains

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St. Petersburg, the last city before my TransSib adventure

7:55am I arrived in St. Petersburg and made my way to the Admiralty Hostel, which I have seen online but didn’t book the day before. I walked to where I thought the Hotel was. It should have been close to

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Moscow Metro Museum

Arrival in Moscow at 6:43 in the morning, it is still dark outside. It is snowing heavily and it is -11 degrees. This time I was lucky to find a working ATM straight-away. Also the metro wasn’t very far away

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Kiev or Київ – Let’s start to learn Russian

Reading and understanding the Ukrainian language is very difficult at first. I was confronted with it the first time on the night train from Budapest to Kiev. Even talking with hands and feet seems to use different gestures as well.

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Sightseeing and partying in Budapest

Budapest is a very touristic city that has lots to offer. It is well worth spending 3 full days there. It was the only city so far on my trip where I have encountered that many tourists. There are many

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Stopover in Zagreb and travel to Budapest

I can’t say much about Zagreb as I have arrived in the evening and left the next morning by train to Budapest. Half of the evening I’ve ent on organising and finding out how to get from Zagreb to Budapest

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Ljubljana is a great city and well worth returning to in summer

Ljubljana is a small charming city with a population of around 300’000 people. I have spent two nights in the Celica Hostel, which so far has been the most unique and fun place to stay in. On Tuesday night when

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Venice and Turin in 6 days

Before starting my trip from London to Singapore by train I bought phrasebooks for Russian and Mandarin as I don’t expect a lot of people speak basic english. However what I haven’t anticipated that I should have bought an Italian

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Lyon simply a brilliant place

Lyon known for it’s roman architecture, silk industry and the good food was interesting to visit. I could have easily spend a few days more in Lyon. Especially because on my last day I was mainly occupied with retrieving my

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