I am super excited that my Trans-Siberian Railway trip is becoming a reality!
I find overland train travels fascinating , especially through countries. It is not all about reaching a destination but enjoying everything along the way – admiring the most captivating natural scenery from my comfortable train compartment, experiencing different cultures every couple of days, meeting interesting people on the train, getting lost in translation with the locals, walking across country borders and going through immigration. All this is so much fun!
I had a rough itinerary of this trip but didn’t really start planning it out until April. For the past two months, I have spent countless hours in front of my laptop gathering all the information for this epic trip. I blame it for upsetting my bulging disc from hours of sitting. But it is all worth it, of course.
My itinerary looks like this:
New York ——–> Stockholm, Sweden (by plane)
Stockholm ——-> Tallin, Estonia (by ferry)
Tallin ———–> Helsinki, Finland (by ferry)
Helsinki ———-> St. Petersburg, Russia ( by train)
St. Petersburg——> Moscow, Russia (by train)
Moscow ———-> Irkutsk, Sibera (by train)
Irkutsk ———–> Ulan Ude, Siberia (by train)
Ulan Ude ———> Ulan Bator, Mongolia (by train)
Ulan Bator ——–> Beijing, China (by train)
Beijing ———–> Hong Kong (by plane)
Hong Kong ——–> Taipei, Taiwan (by plane)
Taipei ———–> Seoul, Korea (by plane)
Seoul ————> New York
Nothing beats the feeling of taking yourself around the world – to be able to go somewhere you have longed to visit and making it happen.