Overland Travels

St Petersburg | 6 Days In St Petersburg

St Petersburg Russia St Petersburg Russia  St Petersburg is one of the most sophisticated and beautiful cities on the planet. I don’t have a ‘bucket list’ mostly because I want to see everywhere and also because I’ve always thought it a bit of a silly term. BUT there are places I would like to see more than others (say Sydney harbour over anywhere west of Strathfield) I have been fascinated...
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Beautiful Lake Baikal Russia

Visiting Beautiful Lake Baikal Russia Visiting Beautiful Lake Baikal Russia The Siberian Riviera? Stunning scenery, Delicious Fresh (and smoked) Fish, Cute Fresh Water Seals And Dodgy Accommodation. Listvyanka is a small village on the banks of Lake Baikal about 1.5 hours from Irkutsk. Due to its close proximity to Irkutsk it is a popular summer holiday town for Russians and now becoming a destin...
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48 Hours In Irkutsk Russia

24 Hours In Irkutsk Russia 24 Hours In Irkutsk Russia Irkutsk Eastern Siberia Russia We were all hot and bothered by the time we reached the hostel, or what I’m calling the cave as our rooms were downstairs with little natural light, to discover there was no hot water...at all...we were told by the hostel people that this is a regular thing in Russia. Really where are we?? I didn’t think Russia wa...
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Irkutsk | A Night Train To Irkutsk Russia

A Night Train To Russia A Night Train To Irkutsk Russia Ulaanbataar Mongolia to Irkutsk Russia On The Trans Siberian Railway (We got in Trouble For Having Vodka On The Train) Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk Transiberian Railway. 23 Hours - 1029 KM The day dawned bright and warm on our last day in UB. We spent the morning visiting our favourite coffee shop and wandered down to Sukhbaater Square to see the ...
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Gobi Desert | Travel The Gobi Desert Mongolia

Travelling In The Gobi DesertEleven Days In The Gobi Desert Gobi Desert | Travel The Gobi Desert Mongolia Eleven Days In The Gobi Desert In May 2019 a group of four friends set out to travel from Mongolia to Istanbul overland. We started our journey in Ulaanbaatar, the insanely busy, slightly grubby, but fascinating capital city of Mongolia at the excellent Golden Gobi Guest House. After a series ...
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