Transsiberian Train Journey

My Vodka Friends

Ulan Ude to Moscow
Ulan Ude to Moscow

This journey was an ‘unexpected diamond’ from my bucket list. My first solo journey which turned to be my longest journey ever. The journey which pushed me to the furthest and the journey which identified myself precisely to me. The Transiberian train journey is world longest train journey which covers 9,258km (6,152 miles) between Moscow and Vladivostok,and takes seven days. However, my journey was started from Ulan Ude a small city which located nearby Irkutsk. It was 5 days journey with spectacular views and ‘friendly Russians’.

'Vodka Friends'
Ivan (below) and (hard to recall his name) were traveling next to my cabin. They are locomotive drivers who traveling from Irkutsk to Moscow. They were in regular ‘Russian Mood’ for initial 2 days but thank god eventually they turned to be more friendly and brotherly. They  were more generous  offering  food and sharing their precious vodka. Thanks to Russian vodka and google translator.  
Siberian Throne'
My Siberian Throne for 5 days


Narges and her mother were sharing my cabin for 1 day journey which ended in Kazan. Since Narges spoke literally good English we had good conversation throughout the journey, mainly Russian Politics. Even though the country was facing hard time with EU economical sanction and war with Ukraine, Narges has confident that Russians will overcome the crisis easily.

HI.....thank you so much for the time you have spent at I'm Suresh Mooper, a traveler/trekker/blogger. I'm  very passionate on solo travelling, especially overland travelling. So far I have traveled on the  Transsiberian Train Journey covering from Guangzhou, China to St Petersberg, Russia. In 2016, I crossed on Silk Road from Xian, China to Istanbul, Turkey covering China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan and Turkey. In 2017, I  covered a rare route from Seremban, Malaysia to Seoul, Korea overland crossing, Thailand, Laos, China and South Korea. Annapurna Base Camp trekking (April 2018) turned to be my memorable and inspiring trekking ever I made. Beside providing interesting travel stories, travelcheese also offers great travel products. All chosen products are very unique and stylish. A traveler knows a traveler's needs better. That is how travelcheese is very confident and very passionate to provide quality travel products. Thanks for your purchases and visits. Suresh Narayanan say cheese...

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