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Posted August 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm by from Porto Alegre, Brazil (Permalink)
hi, Sarah, wellcome to this group!
The last thing I did for that trip was to buy a guide for transiberian trip from Lonely Planet site. I didnt receive it yet but I got some russian lessons from internet. I was pretty sure that would go in the summer time but latelly I supose winter would be good too, otherwise how to go to Siberia and not feel that cold?

Posted August 21st, 2011 - 8:15 pm by from St. John's, Canada (Permalink)
Thank you Ana.
The LP guide is a great idea!
I was thinking that the summer would be the best time to travel there as the cold may be just too much. Maybe more enjoyable if the weather is reasonably warm or even a bit cool would be okay.
Are you planning on traveling there in the near future?
Is it absolutely necessary to know the Russian language or can one get by on using a Russian language book?

Posted August 22nd, 2011 - 3:22 pm by from Porto Alegre, Brazil (Permalink)
Hi, Sarah,
well, about what time to go, it is a choice about get or not snow - i like it and we dont have it here in Brasil as they have there. did you see the latelly movie about people that runned from a gulag? they aproached to Lake Baikal and there were moskitos a lot. in the trip guide from internet they talk about september after the moskitos time. so, it is pretty probable that in the hight summer it would not be so confortable.
and about russian language, i think that it would be easier if i know the alphabet and some words from every day so schedule would be reached and would not get lost or late.
if everytihng go all right, i think to go in october, 2012.
so long
Ana