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Final leg of a classic trip through Southeast Asia

Final leg of a classic trip through Southeast Asia

Barb and Ben Dietrich, recently retired, travelled through Southeast Asia for three months last year and sent emails “home” describing the journey. Here is the final leg of the journey. Malaysia We ended up only visiting the capital city, Kuala Lumpur (aka KL).  It is a huge city of about 5 million people, the most modern and developed city in Malaysia. The shopping is a huge attraction for tourists. We stayed with a local family, the family of … Read entire article »

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Travelling the Trans-Siberian Railway? Read this first!

Travelling the Trans-Siberian Railway? Read this first!

Ron Perrier took this infamous railway from Moscow to Irkutsk in September and shares the experience. One of the world’s iconic railway journeys, the Trans Siberian Railway conjures up all sorts of romantic visions. Extending 9,259 km from Moscow to Vladivostok on the Pacific, it normally is a six-day journey. Most tourists only go as far as Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, 5,153 km from Moscow. This takes 3 days and 2 hours and has 24 stops … Read entire article »

Filed under: Memorable moments, Russia, Travel tips