Goodbye Russia

Sunbathing in Siberia

In hindsight, hiring bicycles to explore a predominantly sand-based landscape is a bit of an error, but by…

Surviving the journey to Baikal

We were picked up at 8am by our chain smoking bus driver, who had three fingers on each…

Your elbow is so close, yet you can't bite it.

Russian saying

16:22 Yekaterinburg -> Irkutsk

We spent our one night in Yekaterinburg holed up in a granny flat on the fifth floor of…

19:53 Kazan -> Yekaterinburg

It was still raining when we reached Kazan station and headed to Coach 4, where a small crowd…

Kremlins and cats in Kazan

We were to spend just one night in Kazan, so upon arrival wasted no time in finding the…

19:20 Moscow -> Kazan

Elliot’s 2009 work trip to India was the only previous overnight train we’d taken between us and his…

Любопы́тной Варва́ре на база́ре нос оторва́ли.

Russian saying

Rainy days in Moscow

Any elation at having successfully bonded with our Russian comrades quickly waned when we reached the Fabrika Gallery…