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Trans-Siberian Handbook By Bryn Thomas

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Ninth edition of this long-running guide includes 90 maps and km-by-km route guides covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, Trans-Mongolian and Siberian BAM railways. Plus 32 city guides.

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Trans-Siberian Handbook: The Trailblazer Guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway Journey Includes Guides to 25 Cities by Bryn Thomas

A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange. This acclaimed guide shows you how to organise a trip, where to get tickets, where to stay and what to see. *Practical information - planning your trip; what to take; getting to Russia from Europe, North America and Australasia*Kilometre-by-kilometre route guides covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, Trans-Mongolian and Siberian BAM railways with 49 strip maps in English, Russian and Chinese: see where you are as you travel.*City guides and maps - the best sights, places to stay and restaurants for all budgets: Moscow, St Petersburg, Ulaan Baatar, Beijing and 32 towns in Siberia; plus Lake Baikal guide*Siberia and the railway - the detailed history of Siberia, the construction and the running of the railway today are of great interest not only to visitors but also to armchair travellers.*With 90 maps - plus timetables, fares, Russian & Chinese phrases*New 9th edition a new 16pp color introduction and trip planner

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Trans-Siberian Handbook Reviews


'The one I like best is the current edition of the Trans-Siberian Handbook by Bryn Thomas.' - Wanderlust newsletter, June 2017; 'a great guide' - Wanderlust. First edition shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel and Guide Book Awards (UK) 'The best guidebook is Bryn Thomas's "Trans-Siberian Handbook"' The Independent (UK) 'Tells you everything you need to know' Cosmopolitan (UK) 'An invaluable guidebook' The Financial Times (UK) 'The Trans-Siberian Handbook ...is a must' The Sunday Times (UK) 'An invaluable travelling companion' Traveller (UK) 'Extensively updated'- Railway Gazette International 'The definitive guidebook is Bryn Thomas's 'Trans-Siberian Handbook" The Independent 'The handbook was really brilliant (everyone we met on the train had a copy!!) We can't imagine doing the trip without it'. Helen Clive 'The Trans-Siberian Handbook (Trailblazer) is the bible for this journey'. The Daily Telegraph. 'The best guide to the Trans-Siberian is undoubtedly Bryn Thomas's "Trans-Siberian Handbook"' - To The Edge of the World, Christian Wolmer (UK)

About Bryn Thomas


Written by Bryn Thomas, the first edition of this book was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel and Guide Book Awards. In 1991 he set up Trailblazer, to produce the series of route guides for adventurous travellers that has now grown to over 40 titles. Fully revised and expanded, this 9th edition is updated by Anna Kaminski, a Russian-UK national who is a professional guide-book writer also working for Lonely Planet and Rough Guides.

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION (1) PART 1: PLANNING YOUR TRIP - Routes and costs (Route options, Costs, Breaking your journey, Internet resources), When to go, Bookings and visas, Organized tours or individual itineraries?, Route planning, Visas, Making a booking (in Britain, in Continental Europe, in North America, in Australasia, in South Africa, in Asia), What to take (Clothes, Gifts, Money, Background reading), Health precautions and inoculations (Inoculations, Medical services) (2) PART 2: RUSSIA Facts about the country (Geographical background, Historical outline, Economy, The people), Practical information for the visitor (Documents, Crossing the border, Where to stay, Tours, Local transport, Buying rail tickets, Electricity, Time, Money, Post/telecommunications, Magazines and newspapers, Holidays, Festivals, Food and drink, Buying your own food, Where to eat, What to do in the evening, Shopping, Crime) (3) PART 3: SIBERIA AND THE RAILWAY Historical outline (Early history, The nineteenth century, The exile System, Early travellers), Building the railway (Plans for a Trans-Siberian railway, The decision to build, Railway construction, The first rail travellers, The railway in the twentieth century), The Trans-Siberian today (The train, Life on the train, Steam locomotives in Siberia, Other railway lines (4) PART 4: CITY GUIDES AND PLANS St Petersburg (History, What to see, Excursions from St Petersburg, Local transport, Orientation and services, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on), Moscow (History, What to see, Excursions from Moscow, Local transport, Orientation and services, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on), Sergiev Posad (History, What to see, Practical information), Rostov-Yaroslavski (History, What to see, Practical information), Yaroslavl (History, What to see, Practical information), Vladimir (History, What to see, Excursions from Vladimir, Orientation and services, Where to stay and eat, Moving on), Suzdal (History, What to see, Practical information), Nizhny Novgorod (History, What to see, Practical information), Vyatka (Kirov) (History, What to see, Practical information), Perm (History, What to see, Practical information), Yekaterinburg (History, What to see, Practical information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on), Tyumen (History, What to see, Practical information), Omsk (History, What to see, Practical information), Novosibirsk (History, What to see, Practical information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on, Excursions from Novosibirsk: Akademgorodok, Tomsk), Krasnoyarsk ((History, What to see, Practical information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on, Excursions from Krasnoyarsk), Irkutsk (History, What to see, Practical information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on), Lake Baikal (Getting to Lake Baikal, Listvyanka, Port Baikal, Bolshie Koty), Other Siberian excursions (Bratsk, Severobaikalsk, Nizhneangarsk, Yakutsk), Ulan Ude (History, What to see, Ivolginsk Datsan, Orientation and services, Local transport, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on), Chita (History, What to see, Practical information), Birobidzhan (What to see, Practical information), Khabarovsk (History, What to see, Practical information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on), Vladivostok (History, What to see, Practical information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Ferries, Moving on), Ulan Bator (History, What to see, Practical information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on, Excursions), Harbin (What to see, Practical information), Beijing (History, What to see, Practical information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Moving on) (5) PART 5: ROUTE GUIDES AND MAPS Using this guide, Trans-Siberian route (Moscow - Vladimir - Nizhny Novgorod - Vyatka - Perm - Yekaterinburg - Tyumen - Omsk - Novosibirsk - Krasnoyarsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Ude - Chita - Bureya - Birobidzhan - Khabarovsk - Vladivostok (Maps 1-27)), Trans-Monglian route (Ulan Ude - Naushki - Suhbaatar - Darhan - Ulan Bator - Erlyan - Datong - Beijing (Maps 28-30)), Trans-Manchurian route (Chita - Zabaikalsk - Manzhouli - Angangxi - Harbin - Changchun - Shanhaiguan - Tianjin - Beijing (Maps 31-35)) Siberian BAM Route (Tayshet - Bratsk - Severobaikalsk - Severomuysk - Tynda - Novy Ugal - Komsomolsk-na-Amure - Vanino - Sovetskaya Gavan) (6) APPENDICES Alternative route via Yaroslavl, Timetables, Siberian fauna, Bibliography, Phrase lists) (7) INDEX

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GOR007412789
Trans-Siberian Handbook: The Trailblazer Guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway Journey Includes Guides to 25 Cities by Bryn Thomas
Bryn Thomas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Trailblazer Publications
2014-05-15
528
1905864566
9781905864560
Short-listed for Thomas Cook Travel Book Awards Guide Book Category 1989
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.