Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sochi and the multidimensional theatres

Sochi is a popular resort town on the Black Sea coast of Russia, and like anywhere tourists flock to, so do the gimmicky tourist traps – however a game of one-upmanship is afoot.

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Travelling across Russia: Sochi to St Petersburg by train

On our travels through Europe at the end of 2012, the longest rail journey we made was the 2300 kilometre, 45 hour long ride across Russia, from sunny Sochi on the shores of the Black Sea to snow covered Saint Petersburg beside the Gulf of Finland. So what did I see out of my train window?

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So the hard work is done (my photos are all online)

It’s taken just over a year, but I’ve finally finished uploading and captioning all of my Europe photos to Flickr! During my month long trip I took 19,856 photos, of which 3,855 I’ve determined are of a standard to share with all and sundry.

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Railfan’s guide to Vienna, Austria

My visit to Vienna was stop number two on my trip across Europe, and only lasted a day and a bit, so I didn’t get much time to look around the city. None the less, here are a few suggested places for a railfan to visit.

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