Moscow and the Trans-Siberian Railway

Discussion in 'Travel' started by macmacoy, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. macmacoy

    macmacoy Active Member

    Jan 4, 2008
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    Anyone has been to Moscow? What is the best way to enjoy the city for a summer weekend this April? I'm more into landscape and travel photography.

    I am also thinking of going home from Moscow using the Trans-Siberian railway to Beijing then Manila, do you think that the whole experience is worth all the costs of the 6D5N train ride? I've been watching youtube videos of it and I think it is more like pain than fun.
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  2. hitme64

    hitme64 PhilMUG Addict Member

    Apr 2, 2007
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    ^I’m booked for the Trans-Siberian Experience for October this year but I might get my money back...I heard that once you see the Urals on one side and the plains on the other it’s basically the same for almost the entire trip...

    I don’t even know what the Urals offer so I digress...
  3. raypin

    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

    Jun 8, 2008
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    Ot: mm..I admire you guys for even thinking of going through 6 days of.........bone-rattling train ride. Driving for 3 hours on Edsa on a typical day feels like 3 full body massage. Inday, nasan yun Salonpas.

    Kung matuloy kayo, please post pics here. I am sure the Trans-Siberian vista will be once-in-a-lifetime amazing.
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  4. pandecoco

    pandecoco Member

    Apr 21, 2017
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    I’ve done it twice, in summer and winter; the first time I had 6 books and did not even open a page; spend the time talking and talking with fellow travellers from Beijing to Berlin! I had a round trip ticket for USD 100+, in Berlin I sold the one way ticket for USD 150! For me, it was a hop on hop off thing, enjoyed the then USSR, and the so called socialist countries; the second time, took a ferry to Japan, In hindsight, maybe I enjoyed it because I was much younger??
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