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Trans-Siberian Handbook

Trans-Siberian Handbook

Paperback

By (author) Bryn Thomas

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  • Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 121mm x 179mm x 32mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Hindhead, Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 1873756704
  • ISBN 13: 9781873756706
  • Edition: 6
  • Edition statement: 6th edition
  • Illustrations note: 40 colour photos, 50 route maps and town plans
  • Sales rank: 1,433,495

Product description

A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. For the first time in Russia's history visitors can now travel almost anywhere they want in Siberia; find out how to arrange a trip, where to buy tickets, and where to go.*Kilometer-by-kilometer route guide--covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, and Trans-Mongolian railways, with 25 strip maps in English, Russian, and Chinese*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--includes the best sights, hotels and restaurants for all budgets. Features Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ulan Bator, Beijing, and 21 towns in Siberia; nutshell information on Minsk, Berlin, Baltic Republics, Helsinki, Hong Kong, and Tokyo*Plus--Russian and Chinese phrases, rail fares, and timetables

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Author information

Bryn Thomas was born in Zimbabwe where he grew up on a farm. Since graduating from Durham University with a degree in anthropology, his travel on five continents has included a Saharan journey in a home-built kit-car, a solo 1500 mile cycle ride through the Andes, seven Himalayan treks, and 25,000 miles of rail travel. In 1992 he set up Trailblazer to produce the series of route guides for adventurous travelers that has now grown to almost 30 titles.

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"Definitive guide."--"Conde Nast Traveler" "Tells you everything you need to know."--"Cosmopolitan" "An invaluable guidebook."--"The Financial Times" "The Trans-Siberian Handbook ...is a must."--"The Sunday Times" "Well researched...A wealth of information... Is is a fascinating read and contains so much more than the usual handbook."--"The Herald" "An invaluable travelling companion."--"Traveller " First edition shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel and Guide Book Awards (UK)