Useful Links

Russia Resources

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

www.kreml.ru/en-Us/museums-moscow-kremlin/
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.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

Mongolia Resources

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.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://beijingparagonhotel.com
Howard Johnson Hotels Beijing

https://www.beijing-airport.com/
Flight guide and arrivals at Beijing airport

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.

https://www.chineseconverter.com/en/
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

Hong Kong

www.it3.mtr.com.hk/B2C/frmLatestNews.asp?strLang=Eng
All you want to know about trains in Hong Kong. Tickets for departure from Hung Hom station in Kowloon.
 
Tickets for departure from West Kowloon station.
 
Immigration and Visa process for staying in Hong Kong.
 
Hong Kong International Airport Arrivals Board

Train Stories and Reviews

Rolf Potts, monkey ambassador!
 
Report from a US couple that travelled in 2006, with some great stories and YouTube videos.
 
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

Great iPhone and PDF guides to cities in Russia and Eastern Europe
 
The Man in Seat Sixty One has a special page dedicated to Trans-Siberian Train Travel
 
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.
 
More guide books. Get a second opinion…
 
Personal Reviews about the Trans-Siberian Railway journey in general
 
German Railways online timetables for European trains
 
Recommended International Airline in Russia

Money

Best Real Rates at Money Changers in different cities
 
European Central Bank Currency Conversation Euros
 
Bank Rates and Currency in Hong Kong
 
Bank Of China Exchange Rates to Renminbi
 
Russia Central Bank, with Currency Exchange Statistics
 
Save money with a credit card that has no foreign transaction fee.  

Photos

Hans Kemp Bikes of Burden Photography in Asia

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