Thursday, 26 September 2013

100 % committed to the Wintery Wonderland of Russia, Siberia and Mongolia

Well we are 100 % committed :-) We have just bitten the bullet and have booked our transiberian train tickets for our trip from russia, Mongolia, siberia to china. 
OMG ... I wanted to do this trip since I was 20 .!!..I still have my Siberian train travel book from back then :-) 

we leave London by train on the December 3rd traveling to cologne then warsaw and onto russia it should take 5 days. 
We should arrive in St Peterberg on the 7 th december where  we have 3 days visiting. From there we head to moscow for 3 days before starting the transiberian journey to Irkutsk, this will take 4 days on the train with out stops. 
We plan to stop for three days here before traveling to the winter wonderland of siberia and ulaan ude, our accomodation is on lake baikal, which is supposed to be beautiful, frozen, but beautiful. We might even do some ice skating on the lake or take a husky dog sled ride.
Our Next stop is Mongolia and ulann baatar the coldest capital in the world in winter ?? ( and we are going there eek ..I had some panicky thoughts on kids and cold after I book this  ?) here we will be spending 5 days including 3 days and Christmas day at a mongolian ger camp. 

If alls well and good We will arrive in Beijing on the 30 th December, Andy's birthday. 

From Beijing we hope to travel through Asia and the rest of the world, (God willing.) .. Only 13 weeks and counting :-) 
now the sleepless nights set in and panic as I plan packing for both minus 10/20 ? degrees temp and hot Asia weather. And how we are going to fit it into our bags. 

Any tips would be much appreciated in this department!! 

 We plan to travel light ( i dont want to be worrying about bags when all i want 
to do is concentrate on my kids in crowded places like manic train stations and crowed streets of  india or cambodia )both andy and i plan to carry a rucksack
each and share Seb's clothes, while i have just bought alisha whos soon 8 yr old  her first junior rucksack. ( which I hope she can carry ;-)  

( for anyone interested we have managed to cost the 23 day transiberian train stopping in 3 places for 3 plus days, plus accommodation and a 3 day ger stay in Siberia for £3,100 for Four people. This was with 'real Russia trains and booking .com) 

1 comment:

Alice ~ Wandering Writer said...

Wonderful. How exciting! I am looking forward to updates on here :-) xxx