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Kazakhstan: Central Asia’s hidden gem

Kazakhstan: Central Asia’s hidden gem

Tucked away in the heart of Central Asia lies the prosperous nation of Kazakhstan. As a country that until 1991 was part of the Soviet Union, it has come on leaps and bounds since its independence. ...

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Russia in winter: essential travel tips

Russia in winter: essential travel tips

A land of much mystery, Russia is a great place to visit at any time of year. However, to witness it at its most Russian, you really have to go in winter. The serious snow...

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All aboard with the man in Seat Sixty One!

All aboard with the man in Seat Sixty One!

Mark Smith knows a thing or two about trains. The author of The Man in Seat Sixty One, and award-winning international train travel website, has spent many years exploring the world's railways. He has...

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Russia and Central Asia: what do you think?

Russia and Central Asia: what do you think?

Readers give the lowdown on their favourite places in Russia & Central Asia. Ashgabat in Turkmenistan consists of street after street of white marble government buildings, monuments and fountains. The locals are friendly...

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Top 5 natural wonders

Top 5 natural wonders

There's more to Russia and Central Asia then vodka, woolly hats and Borat. This area of the world is abundant in natural wonders. Lake Baikal, Siberia Located in the region of Siberia, Baikal...

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Trans-Mongolian route: Moscow - Ulaanbaatar - Beijing

Trans-Mongolian route: Moscow - Ulaanbaatar - Beijing

Built between 1940 and 1956, the Trans-Mongolian line takes you through Siberian plains and forests, Mongolian steppe and even parts of the Gobi Desert, all the way to China. This route spans over 5,700 miles. Moscow The starting...

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