Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tomsk to Irkutsk – 1,5 days on the train through siberian Taiga

On Sunday evening I left Tomsk for my longest ride so far to Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia near lake Baikal, which should take 35 hours.

When I went to the bus station it started to snow., which seemed to be quite weird with having more then 30 degrees two days before. Nevertheless after one hour of waiting for the departure I entered the train which took me without any complications in 1,5 hours to the main train station in the middle of nowhere – Taiga. Continue reading Tomsk to Irkutsk – 1,5 days on the train through siberian Taiga

Train to Nizhny Novgorod

On Thursday it was time to leave Moscow to the next City… Nizhny Novgorod.

We made it quite early to the train station to get some food and check the right platform. Basically everything was working fine, but then 2 drunk russians stopped by and all our attention was payed to them. Then we recognized that a train, which had Nizhny Novgorod written on it left the train station. After 2 minutes we recognized that this would have been our train. Continue reading Train to Nizhny Novgorod


Well, to be honest, Moscow is by far the biggest city where I’ve ever been. Population is roughly 12 Million, so Vienna appears as a small village though. Nevertheless I got some good directions from my hostel and found it quite easily. Bigger problems I had in the beginning getting some russian money and getting used to the kyrillic letters. But this problem I solved as well. Continue reading Moscow


After some hours on the train without having slept much, I arrived on Thursday afternoon in the capital of Poland. Did some sightseeing, learned that a “normal” beer is served as 1 litre (which I like for €3.50) and just walked around in the city. Had a quiet night in the hostel and on Friday I was just wondering why there was so much going on in the city. Then I realized, that it was 9th of May, so called Victory Day. One of the most important days in ex-socialist countries as there was the victory against Nazi-Germany in 1945.