Thursday, September 16, 2010

Trans-Siberian Railway end

13 September
This afternoon we arrived at Moscow train station, completing our 30-day Trans-Siberian journey from Beijing. It was a great trip, despite lots of bad sleep and instant noodles. I especially liked how the scenery and culture changes from China to Mongolia to Russia.

The train that brought us into Moscow

Here's a map of the route we've covered (courtesy of Lonely Planet):

We're going to spend a few days here before going to St Petersburg. The weather in Russia has got really cold. I've gone from sweltering humidity in Asia to below 10 degrees celsius in Russia, with only a week or two of mild weather in Mongolia. It was so cold in Krasnoyarsk and Yekaterinburg that I bought an over-the-top winter jacket. Since buying it, the weather has got a bit milder but it's good to have the reassurance that when the next cold snap hits I'll be ready.

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