Top 13 Reasons I'm Taking the Transiberian Railway.

Today I’m headed to St. Petersburg, Russia, where I begin my estimated 5,000 mile tour of Russia, Mongolia and China for one month. This trip will span 8 times zones. I will attempt to keep this blog updated throughout my travels!

I’ve listed out some of the reasons for the trip below:

  1. Because I needed something to look forward to after cramming for the NY bar.
  2. Because my grandfather escaped from a Siberian concentration camp.
  3. Because I don’t know when the next opportunity like this will come.
  4. Because I’ve been craving cabbage and vodka.
  5. Because I’ve been wanting to see the two largest communist utopias.
  6. Because I have had major withdrawl from not living out of a backpack for years.
  7. Because I made some of my very closest friends while traveling.
  8. Because it’s about time I learned Cyrillic.
  9. Because it’s just a really exciting trip!
  10. Because my parents have implanted the travel bug in me from the womb.
  11. Because I want to console a weeping camel.
  12. Because I’ve never been beaten at chess by a Russian…in Russia!
  13. Because in the very wise words of some traveling ladies, sometimes you need to get lost to get found.
8 comments
mom K
mom K

Hi Hon, This site is great, I'm so excited that I'll be able to hear about your trip and get messages to you! Hope you're having lots of fun!!! When do you meet up with Sharon? Well have fun and stay safe!! Love you Mom k

Dave
Dave

Be safe Dominika...and have FUN! We are looking forward to keeping track of your travels here. If you pass Moldova wave to them for us!!:)Dave, Marina, and Carina

beth
beth

This looks so exciting! Is the climate there extreme this time of year? Have a safe trip, and if you have the time do write :) Eat some cabbage for me!

Jen
Jen

My dear friend D,Definitely keep those of us living vicariously through you up to date on your travels. You Flippin' ROCK! Learn lots and have FUN!

Ela (Mom)
Ela (Mom)

Always blame the mother-number 10! Dominiczko, I am very exited for you( wishing that I can be with you). So see, explore, have fun- but be safe. Remember all the golden rules for safety. We will be praying for you, so with protection of Jesus and Mary and all the Angels have a Blessed trip.LOVE mom

Steve
Steve

хорошие перемещения! or at least that's what an online translator said was 'good travels'

Courtney
Courtney

Nika....I had no idea you were getting up and traveling again--you're awesome...I wish I had your guts to just up and do it! Have a kick ass time and most importantly enjoy "finding yourself" with some cabbage and vodka! Love ya-Court

Ray
Ray

Awesome list. I hope you have a great trip and you'd better keep us up to date on your progress!Have a blast!