Monday, 29 December 2008

Honeymoon highlights III: Trains!



The first train, from St Petersburg to Moscow, was only an eight-hour overnight hop - the shortest of the four train journeys which made up our holiday. We spent over a week on trains, in total. Here are some railway photos:


Our train Rossiya is the one on the right; on the left, train 4 which was apparently racing us across Siberia (always stopping about ten minutes after we did).


Every day on train 2 (Rossiya) we were given a small ration pack. The crackers, butter & coffee were lifesavers - but we still had all the packets of ketchup left at the end.


On almost every platform - however small the station - at least one trader turned up to try and sell us drinks, snacks, or soft toys. The ones with the metal carts were the more organised operations; others simply had a small carrier bag of goodies.


This was the engine which took us from Mongolia to China... I'm getting ahead of myself, but isn't it stunning!

5 comments:

Kazzy said...

Very cool and moody photos. I am really getting the travel bug now!

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures! I love trains and that last one has to be one of my favorites!

Jeanne said...

Terrific pictures -- love the last one, especially.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Kazzy - go, go, go! :) Have you got any trips planned?

Pam & Jeanne - that last one is pretty much my favourite photo from the trip, it's just such a fab train, which is why I posted it out of sequence! :)

worldnosh said...

What an amazing trip. So have to do this...might need to get planning tho!

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