🚈We love to #travelbytrain . No security lines, no weighing our bag to make sure it's okay and no car seats (which our kids hate). Our 4 yr old has inherited the gift of sleep anywhere. Our 2 yr old? Not so much. We had to put him in the pram and waggle it in the hallway at the end of the train car. (Very thankful for the tiny Yoyo stroller! @babyzenstrollers) Here you can see me trying to nap and our little one just climbed on my back. We arrived at 11pm. .
🚆Train travel tip: We loved the 4 💺 with a table. The floor under the table doubles as a play space for our more mobile 2 yr old 👦🏼. Thanks @sjtag_officella for a great trip to Göteborg.
<<<< Travel on Russia’s Olympic Train >>>> In 2009, Russian Railways made an order with Siemens for a development of an electric multiple unit train adapted to the Russian environment. The new trains were planned to be used in Sochi for suburban passenger traffic during the 2014 Winter Olympics, and then to be partially transferred to other train lines. Now, three and a half years after the Games, you can travel on the Lastochka (Russian: Ласточка, lit. ‘Swallow‘) on 26 lines, mostly to and from Russian’s largest cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.
These trains are amongst the most modern of all the Russian rolling stock and, even if they do not reach such high speeds as the Sapsan (also built by Siemens) or the Strizh, they can cruise at 155 Km/h (close to 100 Mph) and cut travel time almost in half compared to old Elektrichkas.
If you are planning a short or medium duration train trip in the European part of Russia (let’s say under 4 hours), do check if the line is served by Lastochka. These trains are not only much faster, but also significantly more comfortable than the Elektrichkas and, due to their “third-class only” configuration, only cost about 25-30 percent more than the slower alternatives and in excess of 50% less than the high speed trains Sapsan and Strizh. Also check that your stop is served by the Lastochka you want to take as the trains on the same lines stop at a different number of station depending on the time of the day, so the fact that the morning and evening Lastochka stop at the station you want to travel to does not mean that the afternoon one will, too. The trains most popular with commuters (early morning and 4 to 6 PM in the evening)....-> Continue reading & find out the photo tip on the blog's page www.rttl.me (use the active link in the profile).
********Would you like to discover the Russia that foreigners rarely, if ever, get to see, with an English (and Italian, Spanish and French) speaking guide (me and my wife) showing you the sights and telling you a bit about Russian history and traditions? If so, do get in touch and we’ll be happy to create an unforgettable, tailor-made experience for you!
Took this photo at a stop somewhere in Ontario and this couple was randomly in it, i love it! 💛So we got off the train in Manitoba! After two nights on that railroad, it was nice to walk outside. 🚂 I can honestly say that I'm amazed at how beautiful Ontario was the entire time: endless lakes, little mountains with pine trees and autumn coloured leaves... 🍂🍁so breathtaking and now I want to one day take a trip to visit Ontario specifically! We spent an afternoon in Winnipeg which was surprisingly so cool! And now we are in Riding Mountain National Park with some of our friends, and the nature and vibes here are splendid 🌳🌲
Eksoottinen junamatka ohjelma vaikuttaa vähän lapselliselta kuten useat Venäjää käsittelevät, lännessä tehdyt matkaohjelmat. Itse olen matkustanit/ohittanut Kotlasin Suomesta autolla. Ryhmä suomalaisia kävi bussilla Turusta Syktyvkarissa 5 vuotta sitten, syyskuussa 2012. Ohitimme Kotlasin sateessa, muistaakseni auto tankattiin, mieleen jäi pitkä silta ja ankean näköiset talot sekä saastuttavan näköinen kemikaalitehdas. Tulimme myös takaisin autolla. Itsellä pisin junamatka on 50 tuntia, Omsk-Pietari.