Where the Angara River flows from Lake Baikal is the small town of Listvyanka


North of Vladivostok and east of Ulan Ude is Khabarovsk.  On the first morning north of Vladivostok the train turns west at the Amur River at Khabarovsk and continues west.


A few images of the city called, “The San Francisco of Russia” as we prepare to depart on the Trans Siberian Railway.

Metropol Hotel Moscow

The venerable Metropol Hotel in Moscow is located adjacent to Red Square and still has pre-revolutionary charm.