Category Archives: Russia

Transsiberian Иркутck (Irkutsk) – Улаанбаатар (Ulaanbaatar) Comments Off

Tweet After a car ride of about 5 hours back to the city, we had a last shower in the hostel and we directly went to the train station. Andi from San Francisco, USA and Daniel from Rome, Italy we got known to in Baikaler joined us. Before getting in the train again we organized […]

Olchon Island Comments Off

Tweet This is really the highlight of our trip right now. The biggest island of the lake Baikal has got about 732 km² and is located 300 km away from Irkutsk. The city has got no pipe water and electricity has been provided since 2007. The only connection to the rest of the world is […]

Irkutsk Comments Off

Tweet In Irkutsk we are just staying for one night and get directly to Olchon Island at the Lake Baikal afterwards. We are staying in the Baikaler Hostel which is located in the so called centre of the city. It is like a huge shared flat with  4 rooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen. […]

Transsiberian Moscow – Irkutsk Comments Off

Tweet On Monday the 12th of July we met with the two Russian girls who showed us Moscow’s day and night life at the trains station Jaroslaver which is directly located at the really beautiful metro station Komsomólskaja. After finding the right wagon it we could get our stuff into our new “home” for the […]

Kremlin 2

Tweet The Kremlin was originally built out of wood by the founder of Moscow, Juri Dolgoruki in the year 1156. 1365-67 a white and 2000 meter long wall was constructed around the fortress. Iwan III made the Kremlin to his head quarter and a lot of beautiful sacral and profane buildings were raised. Today the […]

The victory and strength of Russia Comments Off

Tweet Today we went to the park of victory. It is that kind of place where you still can feel the power of this country. A monumental building and a victory pillow in front of it are dedicated to the Second World War. Inside the building is a museum about military. The fire in front […]

Москва (Moscow) Comments Off

Tweet The first day in Moscow was one of these days where you still have power and you would like to see everything at the same time. After visiting the Christ the Saviour Cathedral which was rebuilt in 1994 to 2000 and walking over to the Kremlin the T-shirt was completely wet and the head started to […]

Arrival in Moscow Comments Off

Tweet After a very short night of 3 hours of sleep (had to watch the semifinal of the fifa world championship and discuss it afterwards) we went to the airport and took off with NIKI to Moscow. Arriving 3 hours later and getting the luggage the airportexpress took us to the centre. The really huge […]