Useful Links

Click through the tabs below to find a range of links we have come across over the years, most of which have some relevance to the Trans-Siberian Railway journey in general, useful resources for the countries you will travel through or on a more general theme.

We hope you find them useful when planning your trip or for further information on the countries you will visit.

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  • Russia
  • Mongolia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Reviews
  • Guides
  • Money
  • Photos
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Russia Resources

http://www.mariinsky.ru/en/
Mariinksy (Maryinsky) Theatre, St Petersburg

http://kreml.ru/en/info/visitors/tickets/
The Moscow Kremlin and Museums ticket information

http://rt.com/
RT is an English news channel which brings the Russian view on global news.

http://www.elementmoscow.ru/
Element Listing Magazine Moscow

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/
The Moscow Times Newspaper

http://web.svo.aero/
Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, flight arrivals, etc

http://mosmetro.ru/html/
Official Site of Moscow Metro System

http://www.smartmoscow.com/
Map of Moscow to download

 

Mongolia Resources

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/genghis/timeline/index.html
Learn about Mongolia's own mass murderer.

http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~corff/mf.html
For those planning to work and live in Mongolia. This posting contains a list of FAQ about Mongolia, Mongolians and the area where Mongolian-speaking people live.

China Resources

http://www.thechinatravelcompany.com/
Ex-Monkey employee Chris is now running his own UK based travel company specialised in tailor made and self-guided adventures in China
- perfect to add onto the start or end of your Trans-Siberian trip!

http://headseast.com
A blog dedicated to China. News, Photos, Articles.

http://www.bjbus.com/
Excellent interactive bus route map of Beijing

http://iphone.bjair.info/
iPhone enabled website to keep track of Beijing's air quality

http://www.theemperor.com.cn/
The Emperor Boutique Hotel in Beijing

http://www.howardhotel-beijing.com/
Howard Johnson Hotels Beijing

http://en.bcia.com.cn/
Flight guide and arrivals at Beijing airport

http://flight.elong.net/index_en.html
Book flights in China

http://www.beijingsideways.com/
Beijing Sideways ~ French operated tours to the Great Wall and tourist spots around Beijing avoiding the traffic jams with better views from the side car of a vintage motorcycle - visit the Great Wall, Summer Palace and outskirts of Beijing on Motorbike with sidecar.

http://www.treebeijing.cn
The Tree Belgian Beer Bar in Beijing

http://nearbythetree.com/
Nearby The Tree, bar in Beijing close to our office

http://www.chinesetopinyin.com/
Convert Chinese writing to Pinyin English script

Posting and Courier in China

http://www.ems.com.cn/english.html
EMS China Post Tracking Courier

http://www.fedex.com/cn_english/
Fedex China - Domestica and International Courier

http://www.cn.dhl.com/en.html
DHL China Courier Service

Hong Kong

http://www.kcrc.com/
All you want to know about trains in Hong Kong.

http://www.immd.gov.hk/
Immigration and Visa process for staying in Hong Kong.

http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/index.html
Hong Kong International Airport Arrivals Board

Train Stories and Reviews

http://travel.guardian.co.uk/article/
Faded glories of the mainline to Moscow

http://travel.guardian.co.uk/article/2004/
The Long Way Home

http://www.worldhum.com/ask_rolf/
Rolf Potts, monkey ambassodor!

http://www.theworldisnotflat.com/
Report from a US couple that travelled in 2006, with some great stories and Youtube videos.

http://herbert.groot.jebbink.nl/tsr/
Herbert the Dutch guy is back! Tranzip story and pictures.

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2005/
The Cold Train!

http://boards.bootsnall.com/eve/forums/
travel forum

http://www.gluckman.com
Ron Gluckman is a free-lance writer who came to Mongolia in '91 with our first group. He fell in love with the place and returned many times since. His web-site is loaded with interesting and witty articles he wrote, several of them on Mongolia!

Guides

http://www.inyourpocket.com/
Great iPhone and PDF guides to cities in Russia and Eastern Europe

http://www.seat61.com/
The Man in Seat Sixty One has a special page dedicated to Trans-Siberian Train Travel

http://www.lonelyplanet.com
Lonely Planet guide books. The largest collection of guides, very popular, but too often followed as a bible. Remember that the research can be 3 to 12 months old before it appears as a book on the shelves. Thus, even the latest edition fresh from the printers can be outdated, especially for the volatile countries we deal with. Check their site for Upgrades on your LP guide.

http://www.roughguides.com
More guide books. Get a second opinion...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/
Personal Reviews about the Trans-Siberian Railway journey in general

http://www.transsiberia.net
General Resource for Trans-Siberian Railway trips

http://www.poezda.net/train.htm
Hard to find timetables for Russian trains, and trains to and from Russia.

http://www.bahn.de/pv/index.shtml
German Railways online timetables for European trains

http://www.s7.ru/en/index.html
Recommended International Airline in Russia

Money

http://www.ecb.int/
European Central Bank Currency Conversation Euros

http://www.hsbc.com.hk/
Bank Rates and Currency in Hong Kong

http://www.boc.cn/
Bank Of China Exchange Rates to Renminbi

http://www.cbr.ru/eng/
Russia Central Bank, with Currency Exchange Statistics

Photos

http://www.nickotto.net/
Nick Otto - Photographer in Asia

http://www.chrisjstanley.com
Photography

http://designyoutrust.com/
Hans Kemp Bikes of Burden Photography in Asia

Less Relevant ...

http://www.koryogroup.com
Fancy a visit to NORTH KOREA? Deal only with the specialists!

http://www.bgfsassociates.com
Financial Investment in Asia

http://www.opie-etc.com
Website Design

Palace on Wheels
The Palace on Wheels offers luxury style train cruises across India to destinations such as Rajasthan and Taj Mahal in Agra.

Maharajas’ Express India
Maharajas' Express train trips cover different train lines through India

 

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