& the Russian Far East
"No whistle! No whistle!" cried out 10-year old Lana, visiting from the birth next door.
Departing west from the Siberian city of Irkutsk, it was my third day on the Trans Siberian Railway, on a three-week odyssey to the Pacific seaport of Vladivostok. A sunny, summery day, my innocent musical rendering in the gently swaying coach, had a small Russian child - all in a tizzy. I did not know why, and no one would tell me. It wasn't until two weeks later, I learned the reason you should never whistle a tune while travelling in Russia!
Join Voyageur Fred as he takes you on an adventurous journey on the famous Trans Siberian Railway from Irkutsk, the "Paris of Siberia", east to Ulan Ude with its fascinating Mongol-Buddhist culture, Cossack dancers in enchanting Chita, and the stoic port city of Vladivostok, home to Russia's Pacific naval fleet.
Along the way, learn about the history, culture, and amusing traditions of this amazing, "sleeping land".
It's a historical and stimulating 90 minute multimedia show, enhanced by classical music from Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, and amusing travel lore.
Not to be missed!
to be missed!