01 October 2018

Moskow - Ulaan Bataar by "GOLDEN EAGLE" Train. What an adventure!

Just back from a group trip to Mongolia and Russia, spending more than a week on the Trans Mongolian/Siberian railway, starting in Moscow, stopping at Lake Baikal, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and finishing in Ulaan Baatar. What an experience ! It is really hard to explain what we have experienced to anyone who hasn't traveled on this train. The scenery was stunning and it was had to realise just how vast Russia. Moscow was just great but the highlight was the journey on the train with all the remarkable placed we visited on the way. At Lake Baikal, there was a chance to swim in rather cold water, followed by a warming shot of vodka. In Ulan Ude we were treated to a folk music concert with was amazing.

25 October 2012

I enjoyed the trip very much

From: Peter Hxxxn [mailto:pexxxxrlan@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 2:28 PM
To: alex@east-west-tours.com
Cc: ksharlan@aol.com
Subject: Baltic States & Russia Trip

Thank you again for following up with me in connection with the above referenced trip. Kathy and I enjoyed the trip very much and we sincerely appreciated all of your guidance and expertise in helping us plan and organize it. It really makes a tremendous difference to have a travel agent, like you, who is knowledgeable about the destination and genuinely interested in the welfare of the client.

I wish to thank you for all your help in planning our trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow. All went very well. The train ride was uneventful. We did need some assistance from the concierge at our hotel in St. Petersburg in deciphering the signs in the railroad station. We had her write our the words "departure" and "arrival" in Russian, so we would know what track our train would be leaving.