Monkeyshrine Blog

A once in a lifetime experience

A once in a lifetime experience A real travel story by Ron My honey and I completed a 14 day Trans-Siberian Railway adventure that was designed by a web-based company called Monkeyshrine. After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, on various ways to create a...

The wonders of Lake Baikal, deepest lake in the world

The wonders of Lake Baikal, deepest lake in the world This narration is about a trip that Quang and Dick Francisco took from Beijing China across Manchuria, Siberia, Russia booked via a Monkey Business, Trans-Siberian Tour specialists. The trip started on the 13 of...

How is the Trans-Siberian railway food?

Trans-Siberian railway food - dining in 3 countries The good news is that even if you travel the Trans-Siberian direct that you’ll still get to taste the food of whichever country you’re passing through. The train remains the same throughout your journey but the...

Visiting Oryol

Visiting Eagle (Oryol) - Orel Russia We have many strange requests for adding in destinations along the Trans Siberian Railway. Orel Russia - Often a customer will look at a map and decide that somewhere like Tomsk for instance, is a place roughly intersecting the...

Listvyanka – Russia

Listvyanka Russia Nearly all of our guests will stop in Irkutsk as part of their Trans-Siberian Tour and will stay for a few nights on the shores of magical Lake Baikal. The majority of these customers will visit Listvyanka, which is a small village on the shore of...