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The Travels of

Jacqui and Lars

Russia - 2003

 

 

Arrive:  2 July, 2003

Depart:  31 July, 2003

 

Arrive:  16 August, 2003

Depart:  10 September, 2003

 

 

Major Locations Visited:

 

-  Khabarovsk

-  Vladivostok

-  Russky Island

-  Petropavlovsk

-  Kamchatka

-  Irkutsk

-  Lake Baikal

-  Yekaterinburg

-  Perm

-  Kungur

-  Perm 36 Gulag

-  Suzdal

-  Vladimir

-  St. Petersburg

-  Tsarskoe Selo

-  Peterhof

-  Moscow

 

For journal entries related to our trip to Russia in 2003,

 please click on the following links:

Dates Location
2 July, 2003 Kuala Lumpur to Khabarovsk via Singapore and Seoul
3 July, 2003 Khabarovsk
4 July, 2003 Khabarovsk and aboard Train #006 to Vladivostok
5 July, 2003 Arrival by Train #006 in Vladivostok
6 July, 2003 Vladivostok
7 July, 2003 Vladivostok
8 July, 2003 Vladivostok and Russky Island
9 July, 2003 Vladivostok
10 July, 2003 Vladivostok
11 July, 2003 Vladivostok to Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka by plane
12-25 July, 2003 Trekking the Volcanoes of Central Kamchatka
26 July, 2003 Petropavlovsk to Vladivostok by plane
27 July, 2003 Vladivostok and aboard Train #007 to Irkutsk
27-30 July, 2003 Aboard Train #007 "Sibir" from Vladivostok to Irkutsk
30 July - 1 August, 2003 Aboard Train #264 from Irkutsk to Ulan Baatar
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1 - 15 August, 2003 Mongolia
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15-16 August, 2003 Aboard Train #005 from Ulan Baatar to Irkutsk
16 August, 2003 Arrival in Irkutsk and then to Listvyanka
17 August, 2003 Lisvyanka to Port Baikal by ferry and then to Irkutsk by the Circumbaikal Railway
18 August, 2003 Irkutsk
19 August, 2003 Irkutsk
20 August, 2003 Irkutsk and aboard Train #009 "Baikal" to Yekaterinburg
20 - 22 August, 2003 Aboard Train #009 "Baikal" from Irkutsk to Yekaterinburg
22 August, 2003 Arrival by Train #009 "Baikal" in Yekaterinburg
23 August, 2003 Yekaterinburg
24 August, 2003 Yekaterinburg and by Train #071 to Perm
25 August, 2003 Perm with an excursion to Kungur, Kungur Ice Caves, Perm 36 Gulag Museum and St. Nicholas' Men Monastery
26 August, 2003 Perm and aboard Train #017 "Kama" to Vladimir
27 August, 2003 Arrival by Train #017 "Kama" in Vladimir and by taxi to Suzdal
28 August, 2003 Suzdal
29 August, 2003 Suzdal to Vladimir by taxi and aboard Train #059 "Volga" to St. Petersburg
30 August, 2003 Arrival in St. Petersburg by Train #059
31 August, 2003 St. Petersburg (and a visit to the Hermitage)
1 September, 2003 St. Petersburg (and a trip to Tsarskoe Selo and the Catherine Palace)
2 September, 2003 St. Petersburg
3 September, 2003 St. Petersburg (and a trip to Peterhof)
4 September, 2003 St Petersburg and aboard Train #025 "Smena" to Moscow
5 September, 2003 Arrival in Moscow by Train #025 "Smena"
6 September, 2003 Moscow
7 September, 2003 Moscow
8 September, 2003 Moscow and aboard flight SU723 to Khabarovsk
9 September, 2003 Aboard flight SU723 and in Khabarovsk
10-11 September, 2003 Khabarovsk and flights OZ571, SQ15 and SQ118 to Kuala Lumpur
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For websites related to Russia and our trip, please refer to the following external links:

Russian Embassy - Washington, D.C.
Russian Embassy - Singapore
US State Department - Consular Information Sheet - Russia
US State Department - Tips for Travel to Russia and the Newly Independent States
CIA World Fact Book
CIA: Chiefs of State - Russia
Travel Agency - Kamchatka:  Lost World
Travel Agency - Vladivostok:  Lucky Tours
Travel Agency - Khabarovsk:  Dalgeo Tours
Travel Agency - Baikal:  Baikal Travel Co.
Travel Agency - Yekaterinburg:  Ural Line Tour
Travel Agency - Perm:  Evrasia
Travel Agency - Perm:  Golden Tours
Tours - St. Petersburg:  Peter's Walking Tours
Apartments - St. Petersburg:  Petersburg Lodging
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Tourist Sites - Vladivostok Fortress
Tourist Sites - Gulag Museum: Perm 36
Tourist Sites - Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Tourist Sites - Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Tourist Sites - The Kremlin, Moscow
Tourist Sites - St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
Tourist Sites - Bolshoi Theater, Moscow
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