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

By (author) Bryn Thomas , Revised by Anna Kaminski

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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. 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 * 49 Detailed kilometre-by-kilometre route guides covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, Trans-Mongolian and Siberian BAM railways with all points of interest on the way; place names in English and Russian and Chinese. * 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. Changes to the 9th edition: * 90 Maps * 16pp extra full colour - making total of 32pp full colour * Added colour sections on Moscow and Lake Baikal * Fully updated by a Russian-UK national who travelled the whole route and knows what it's like to do so (not written by a team of writers). * Full colour, full page, dedicated maps for Moscow Metro and Beijing Subway * Latest information to 2014 including how easy to book tickets online, up-to-date timetables and fares * Bilingual maps and addresses in Russian and English, and English and Chinese * Purpose-made guide for railway travellers and researched as such.

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 120 x 178 x 30mm | 439.99g
  • 05 Aug 2014
  • Trailblazer Publications
  • Hindhead, Surrey
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 32 pages of full colour and 90 maps
  • 1905864566
  • 9781905864560
  • 20,420

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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.

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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)

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First edition shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel& Guidebook Awards 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.We show you how to organise a trip, where to get tickets, where to stay and what to see. 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 guideSiberia 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."

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