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Russia

What are Russian Hotels Like? In Defense of Russia and its People

6 Feb , 2014
Created by Ed Graham

The media has been arriving in Sochi over the last week in advance of the Olympics, and it’s clear that there have been some surprises regarding Russian accommodation. The Olympics haven’t even started yet, and Twitter is already on fire with such “atrocities” as having to wait a bit for a room, tap water that’s […]

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New Destination Gallery: RUSSIA

22 Jun , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

Twelve Cities, Six Weeks Worth of Travel The new Russia gallery is the culmination of about six weeks of travel through Russia on two separate trips. Cities included St. Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Tyumen, Tomsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Listvyanka and Lake Baikal, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok. Travel between each city involved a cumulative 16 days worth […]

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Instagram Pictures from the Trans Siberian Railway

10 Jun , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

Instagram is home to many, many photographers whose work really shines and I’ve been a fan ever since I spent the time to really give it a chance. Unlike most travel/photography bloggers, I rarely use it myself. I tend to either shoot with my DSLR or enjoy the travel experience without worrying about taking even […]

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How to Travel on The Trans Siberian Railway

28 May , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

Eight Days on a Train?! I had nothing but questions before I set off for my first trip on the Trans Siberian Railway:¬†How do you spend 8 days on a train? Is it dangerous? What condition is the train in? Who are the other riders and what’s it like to share a train car with […]

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Video! Welcome to the Trans Siberian Railway

11 Apr , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

Welcome to my first video! It’s a summary of Trans Siberian train travel covering two separate trips – once westbound in late fall on the Trans Mongolian route from Shanghai to Moscow, and once eastbound in winter on the classic Trans Siberian route from Tallinn to Vladivostok. The video’s best watched in full screen (click […]

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