Air and Land: Around the World by Plane and Train (The Trans Siberian Railway)

a trip by Gerry Kataoka
From: May 4th 2014
Until: May 28th 2014

I have planned the trip of a lifetime, centered on the famous Trans Siberian Railway across most of Asia and eastern Europe. Starting in California, I will fly from SFO to Tokyo on United Airlines. I will spend two days there to get adjusted to the time and culture change. From Tokyo's Haneda Airport, I will fly to Vladivostok, Russia, via Seoul, Korea, on Korean Airlines.

I will board the Trans Siberian Railway (The Rossija) after spending one evening in the port city of Vladivostok. Sitting on the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean, it will be the first time I set foot on Russian soil. From here, I spend four days on the TSR until my first stop in Irkutsk, and Lake Baikal, the deepest fresh water body of water in the world.

After three days at Lake Baikal and the city of Listvyanka, and another night in Irkutsk, I reboard the TSR for Yekaterinburg. Two days later, I get off the TSR again in Yekaterinburg, home of the last of the Romanovs. From here, I reboard the TSR (The Ural) once again for the short overnight trip to Moscow.

A short two days in Moscow will be followed by another short ride on "The Sapsan"" to St. Petersburg. After four days of exploring St. Petersburg, I will head back to the US. My Lufthansa flight leaves St. Petersburg for Frankfurt. Moving on to a United Airlines flight to San Francisco, I will have circled the world, by air and land.

I will see friends along the way, in Japan, and in Russia. I am taking the entire trip solo. I leave on May 4, and arrive back in the U.S. on May 27. I am looking forward to every part of the journey.
Trip Length: 3 weeks
Blog Entries: 20
Photos: 9
Words: 8994

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 6th 2014 Trans Siberian Railway-Facts Europe » Russia » Siberia » Krasnoyarsk
May 6th 2014 Trans Siberian Railway-Facts II Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
May 7th 2014 Vladivostok, On the Sea of Japan Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
May 8th 2014 The Train Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
May 8th 2014 TSR By the Numbers Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
May 9th 2014 Trans Siberian Factoids Europe » Russia » Far East » Khabarovsk
May 9th 2014 More Siberian Facts Europe » Russia » Siberia » Ulan-Ude
May 9th 2014 Meeting Some Nice People on the TSR Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
May 10th 2014 Time to Drink? Europe » Russia » Siberia » Ulan-Ude
May 11th 2014 Just the Facts, To Russia, With Love Europe » Russia » Centre » Vladimir
May 11th 2014 Famous Siberians Europe » Russia » Siberia » Novosibirsk
May 11th 2014 Some Siberia Information I Europe » Russia » Siberia » Krasnoyarsk
May 11th 2014 TSR Champagne Story Europe » Russia » Siberia » Irkutsk
May 12th 2014 Gulag Siberia Europe » Russia » Siberia » Krasnoyarsk
May 12th 2014 More Siberian Facts II Europe » Russia » Siberia » Olkhon
May 12th 2014 Lake Baikal Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal
May 12th 2014 To Russia With Love Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
May 13th 2014 On to Ulan Ude Europe » Russia » Siberia » Ulan-Ude
May 13th 2014 Exiled to Siberia Europe » Russia » Siberia » Taltsy
May 13th 2014 Sable, Sable, Set the Table Europe » Russia » Siberia » Novosibirsk
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