Recommended Readings

Travelling on the Transsiberian means having A LOT of time to kill and, since you can only play cards, enjoy the landscapes, eat and write your journal so much, you should definitely bring a couple of books with you. Here is a list of recommended readings: A fortune-teller told me – Tiziano Terzani Warned by a…

What to eat on a Russian train

What to bring and where to eat during long-distance train trips? Here are some tips for you!

Hostels in Russia

Hostels in Russia are really something else from what you may be used to, so here is some piece of advice for when you plan your bookings: Read the reviews carefully. We mostly used booking.com and hostelworld, but hostelbookers is good too. Come with an open mind. Most of the hostels are quite hidden, very rarely you’ll…

Survival Russian Phrasebook

Basic Expressions Hello: Привет = privet (informal); or Здравствуйте = zdravstvuite (formal) Thank you: Спасибо = spasibo My name is _ : Меня зовут = menya zovut How are you?: Как дела? = kak dela  Good: Хорошо = khorosho Please: Пожалуйста = pazhaluista  Yes: Да = da No: Нет = net Excuse me/Sorry: Простите = prostite  Goodbye: До свидания = do svidaniya  I can’t speak Russian: Я не говорю по-русски = ya ne govoryu po-russki Do you speak…