Siberian Windows

August 17, 2012 at 4:19 am | Posted in Trans-Siberian | 2 Comments
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I loved the ‘wooden lace’ architecture in Siberia. In Tomsk we saw some very grand buildings, freshly painted and carved with dragons and peacocks. In Irkutsk and Tobolsk the buildings were shabbier and, in my opinion, all the more beautiful.

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virtual journey

May 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Posted in culture, heritage sites, outdoors, Trans-Siberian | Leave a comment
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In February 2010, Google and Russian Railways unveiled a portal to the epic Trans-Siberian Railway. On the website you can watch video shot from the train along the entire 5,753 miles from Moscow to Vladivostock. Great though it is to listen to Russkoye Radio while virtually riding the rails, I’m glad I completed the real Trans-Siberian/Trans-Mongolian journey in Oct-Nov 2009.

In honor of my own expedition, here’s the video my boyfriend skillfully made from our shaky footage. It’s meant to be one film but since you can’t upload a piece of more than 10 minutes to YouTube, we thought it best to split it in two.

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