I was very excited when the news of AirAsia is flying to Tianjin starts on April as I was in the midst of finding a cheap ticket to Beijing to start on my Trans-Siberian trip. I bought the ticket on the 1st day ticket launch and managed to purchase it for RM600.I cut down a lot on air ticket is definitely save heaps of my cost for my budget travel. For my whole 24days Trans-Siberian trip (over 100hrs hours on train) across 3 countries from China – Russia- Mongolia – China, I managed to keep my budget on RM4500 all in.
Russians are tied up closely by Trains-Siberian that cross 7 time zones; is their main transport on long distance from one city to another. Somehow this train has become one of the famous travel spot for travelers to hop off and on the train at the host of fascination places en route, I have visited Pearl of Siberia- the oldest and deepest Lake Baikal; enjoy magnificent Mongolian endless grassland and countless sheep and finally visit stunning Great Wall and Forbidden City in China. Beside scenery, the most memorable thing definitely people I met along my train journey especially in Russian train. Russians are always define as unfriendly, however once the ice has been broken on the train, found myself being stuffed of food and beers.
Trains-Siberian is not for travelers in a hurry and these working trains are not particularly glamorous. However one thing is for sure : This is the journey of a lifetime.
Again, Thank you for making my trans-siberian comes true with an affordable budget.