Trans-Siberian Tips

Trans-Siberian: Picture of Jari and Nadezhda.

Jari and Nadezhda talk about the Trans-Siberian Railway.

While staying in Helsinki, Finland, Katie and I met Jari and Nadezhda. They used to live in Beijing, so we had a lot in common. We swapped many China stories, and I found out that they had taken the Trans-Siberian train from Vladivostok to Helsinki.

Katie and I are at the beginning of our own Trans-Siberian experience. Currently we are in St. Petersburg and plan to head east to Lake Baikal, then south to Mongolia. On this podcast, Jari and Nadezhda gave me some great tips on riding this famous train across Russia. Let's take a listen:

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Show notes:

  • Jari and Nadezhda met at a Crossfit gym in Beijing. I was just in Madison, WI, where the 2017 Crossfit Games were happening.
  • We also talked about Heyrobics in Beijing.
  • Yak is an airline that serves much of Russia. Despite the name, the food on it is supposed to be pretty good.
  • I mentioned a great memoir by Jon Turk called The Raven's Gift, which mostly takes place in Kamchatka.
  • The Kamchatka brown bear is a subspecies of brown bear. So apparently, grizzlies and browns are the same species, even though there are notable differences between the two.
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