From Russia to Japan by boat: the Vladivostok-Sakaiminato route

Boat from Russia to Japan
In order to keep being loyal to our “no planes policy”, we had to figure out how to get to Japan by boat after completing the Trans-Siberian stretch in Vladivostok. Browsing the online info, we got to know there is a year-round service that connects by sea three different countries in less than 48 hours: Russia, South Korea and Japan. The service is run by DBS Cruise Ferry, ...
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Trans-Siberian highlights and downsides (in our short journey from Ulan Ude to Vladivostok)

Trans-Siberian train line
The names “Siberia” and “Trans-Siberian” have always evoked a creepily respectful image related to freezing, remote lands with almost no dwellers and vegetation. A place for true, committed travellers wishing to explore the most secret and forgotten parts of Russia; a place for people yearning to curiously experience the austere Soviet compartments in the longest railway eve...
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Astana (KAZ) – Ölgii (MGL) by bus: the trip and tips at length

WHY THIS ROUTE? We ended up picking this itinerary when stuck in Central Asia without the Chinese Visa, previously denied in all the - Stan countries (nowadays it turned out almost impossible to get the approval in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan). Hence, we had to modify our original plan to cross from Kyrgyzstan to China into a new daring trajectory bypas...
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Far East

Far East by Nomadxpress
Our Silk Road trip is getting to its final stage with our solemn entry to the Far East through Mongolia. Next step will be the long-awaited China! We are now forcibly mingling parts of the ancient Marco Polo's journey with stretches beyond that experience and related to other cultural frames. Still we do not know where this section will end ... OUR FAR EAST LOG (September –...
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