A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange. This acclaimed guide shows you how to organise a trip, where to get tickets, where to stay and what to see. * Practical information - planning your trip; what to take; getting to Russia from Europe, North America and Australasia * 49 Detailed kilometre-by-kilometre route guides covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, Trans-Mongolian and Siberian BAM railways with all points of interest on the way; place names in English and Russian and Chinese. * City guides and maps - the best sights, places to stay and restaurants for all budgets: Moscow, St Petersburg, Ulaan Baatar, Beijing and 32 towns in Siberia; plus Lake Baikal guide * Siberia and the railway - the detailed history of Siberia, the construction and the running of the railway today are of great interest not only to visitors but also to armchair travellers.Changes to the 9th edition: * 90 Maps * 16pp extra full colour - making total of 32pp full colour * Added colour sections on Moscow and Lake Baikal * Fully updated by a Russian-UK national who travelled the whole route and knows what it's like to do so (not written by a team of writers).* Full colour, full page, dedicated maps for Moscow Metro and Beijing Subway * Latest information to 2014 including how easy to book tickets online, up-to-date timetables and fares * Bilingual maps and addresses in Russian and English, and English and Chinese * Purpose-made guide for railway travellers and researched as such.