Trans-Siberian Handbook (World Rail Guides)

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9781873756164: Trans-Siberian Handbook (World Rail Guides)

This new edition of the guide to the world's longest rail journey is packed with practical information on planning the trip and booking tickets. Background information is also included on Siberia's infamous past and the history of the railway. 30 color photos.

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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. You can now travel almost anywhere you want in Siberia: we tell you how to organize a trip, where to get tickets and where to go.
Inside you will find: Kilometer-by-kilometer route guide - covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian and Trans-Mongolian railways with 38 strip maps in English, Russian and Chinese: see where you are as you travel; Siberia and the railway - the detailed history of Siberia, the construction of the railway and the running of the Trans-Siberian today will be of great interest not only to visitors but also to armchair travelers; City guides with maps - the best sights, places to stay and restaurants for all budgets plus Russian and Chinese phrases, rail fares and timetables.

About the Author :

Bryn Thomas was born in Zimbabwe where he grew up on a farm. Since graduating from Durham University with a degree in anthropology, travel on five continents has included a Saharan journey in a home-built kit-car, a solo 1600-mile cycle ride through the Andes, ten Himalayan treks and 30,000 miles of rail travel. Publications include Lonely Planet's guides to India (three editions), Goa (two editions) and Britain (three editions: 1993-2000), and Trailblazer's Trans-Siberian Handbook (all six editions) and Trekking in the Annapurna Region (all four editions). In 1992 he set up Trailblazer, to produce the series of route guides for adventurous travelers that has now grown to 35 titles.

This seventh edition was researched and updated by James Pitkin. Educated at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English, he spent four years working as an editor and features writer for The Prague Post in the Czech Republic. He updated the Insight Guide to Prague and has had travel stories and political features published in New York Press, Prague's Think magazine, Berlin's City magazine and the journal NGO News Eastern Europe. He lives in Washington State where he is a news reporter for The Wenatchee World.

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