A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange.This acclaimed guide shows you how to organise a trip, where to get tickets, where to stay and what to see. - Practical information - planning your trip; what to take; getting to Russia from Europe, North America and Australasia- Kilometre-by-kilometre route guides covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, Trans-Mongolian and Siberian BAM railways with 49 strip maps in English, Russian and Chinese: see where you are as you travel.- City guides and maps - the best sights, places to stay and restaurants for all budgets: Moscow, St Petersburg, Ulaan Baatar, Beijing and 32 towns in Siberia; plus Lake Baikal guide- Siberia and the railway - the detailed history of Siberia, the construction and the running of the railway today are of great interest not only to visitors but also to armchair travellers.- With 90 maps - plus timetables, fares, Russian & Chinese phrases- New 9th edition a new 16pp color introduction and trip planner.
About the Author
Written by Bryn Thomas, the first edition of this book was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel and Guide Book Awards. In 1991 he set up Trailblazer, to produce the series of route guides for adventurous travellers that has now grown to over 40 titles. Fully revised and expanded, this 9th edition is updated by Anna Kaminski, a Russian-UK national and guidebook writer who is a professional guide-book writer also working for Lonely Planet and Rough Guides.