Hi. I am german, so please forgive my English. I'm planning to visit Russia. I will start from Vilnius, then Minsk, then Kaliningrad (former Konigsberg) and go toward Vladivostok by train. My goals are: Moscow, S-Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Yakutsk, Vladivostok.
What are your impressions of Russia? Someone was there?
I'm not racist, but i love to love some blond girls. Unfortunately, there are no blond girls in Germany anymore, or there are very few today. So i need to move somewhere. Best regards, german 1489
You won't mistake Vilnius for a Russian city. Minsk? A Soviet one, sure.
Petersburg is beautiful and chilling. Moscow you love or hate, don't know about the other places you name, but there is something thrilling and liberating about being in Russia. especially if you know that you can get out afterwards.
Ikr, me and a mate were planning a trip but the damn Visa approval time stopped us. Now we're planning next year :(
Okay I like the idea of tripfagging so oorah, I will join in on it.
Anywho, me and a friend are also planning for Russia, hopefully around June/July. We're both from NZ, he's French and I'm Indian. As far as I know, it's a white version of India, as our lecturer described it to us. So freedom at its finest. He also suggested we learn Russian as not everyone speaks English as well.
Also, reply if you would be keen to meet up in Russia, me and frenchbuddy will have an itinerary but we'd definitely be keen to meet and travel with new people. We're already visiting friends from overseas.
Spent two weeks in Skt. Petersburg with my familiy back in eleven. I remember it was suprisingly hot, and the place was crawling with mosquitos. (they built the city in a fucking swamp) Apart from that the history of the Skt. Petersburg is incredible it represents both the zar and commi time well. In general it is Very contrastful to europe's cities. Have a friend who traveled with the trans-siberian who said it was amazing. As for the girls, they only dig Money so the pretty ones will be leached on to ugly rich/middle class men.
Hey OP! Im doing the Trans-Siberian next summer. Im going the other way though. Vladivostok to St. Petersburg. As of right now flights into Vladivostok are expensive as fuck for some reason hoping I can find a cheap on here soon, keep then in mind when your trip is over
Anyone know anything about visiting the NK-Russia border? I can't find much info on it. Passenger trains don't seem to run past Vladivostok, thinking I might rent a car and seeing how close I can get.
depends on where you're from.
tourist visa is usually pretty easy. http://waytorussia.net/Travel/VisaSupport.html has a list of different cities and "most" hotels in respective cites. There might be cheaper options for invitations but this one is really easy. (note: this is invitation part only)