Tag - Trans-Siberian
Monday 30 November 2009 at 21:29 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
We would like to give our warmest thanks to the staff onboard, our Russian colleagues in our team and all the colleagues and representatives from the Russian Railways who have hosted our excursions (...)
Friday 27 November 2009 at 13:26 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
Railway companies use large quantities of energy. Some companies generate their own energy and almost all railways organisations have the power to influence their energy mix due to being major purchasers of energy. In some countries it is also possible to opt for (...)
Friday 4 December 2009 at 12:03 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
During the 9288 km of the Trans Siberian Railways we travelled through several time zones from Vladivostok time to Moscow time - a time difference of seven hours. (Moscow again is two hours ahead of Paris and Copenhagen.)
So as we travelled towards Moscow, we slowly, but surely tuned into Moscow time, day by day, hour by hour.
Already from Vladivostok, all times for stops and meals onboard the Trans-Siberian Railway were given in Moscow time. (...)
Monday 23 November 2009 at 13:55 :: What is going on?
The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
In November 2009 a team of environmental experts, NGOs and journalist has boarded the Trans Siberian Express in Vladivostok. The trip is a key part of the Train to Copenhagen project and is organised by the Russian Railways (RZD http://eng.rzd.ru/). RZD planned different stops, at Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Novgorod and the team will end their journey in Moscow 10 days later. Each stop is giving the team the (...)
Tuesday 24 November 2009 at 09:45 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
After three days on the train our first chance for a serious change of diet.
Suddenly the view opens up and there on our right lies Lake Baikal. Today its waters are a deep steely grey and ice fringes the shore-line. To our left are the granite (basalt?) cliffs that had to be dynamited back in 1901 to cut a way through for the railway.
The lake conceals a massive rift created as one tectonic plate drifts north-west and the one we are on drifts south-east. (...)
Friday 9 October 2009 at 16:46 :: What is going on?
The wagon will be attached and detached to five regular Trans-Siberian Expresses during the journey, as the program elaborated by Russian Railways envisages stops in 5 Russian major cities during the trip. Excursions, technical visits and meetings with the local authorities and (...)
Wednesday 25 November 2009 at 19:08 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
Our single-coach train is brand new. Lace curtains grace the windows. TV screens at each end of the coach are linked to cameras mounted on the train so there is no excuse to miss any of the sites our guide brings to our attention.
The view on the monitors is accompanied by sounds from the nature outside (...)
Monday 30 November 2009 at 07:08 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
However, during one night in the compartment he was finally able to tell her about the feelings he was developing for her and to declare his love. He told that he was falling in love with her and (...)
Saturday 28 November 2009 at 12:35 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
Ludmila works for the UNEP in Moscow administering Global Environmental Facility (GEF)* funding. She has worked in the environment sector since university, working first for the Federal Government, next for the World Conservation Union, and since 2005 for the UN.
We were very glad to welcome a colleague from the UN so soon after celebrating UN day at Baikal. The UN provides the overarching structure for so many positive initiatives, from Human (...)
Sunday 29 November 2009 at 11:37 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
Thank you very much for reading this! We hope you find it interesting to follow us during our journey from Kyoto to Copenhagen, and especially now on the Trans-Siberian Railways. To help you keep an overview of our journey, we here give you a quick overview of what we have done during the first seven days thanks to the Russian Railways. You can see more details posted elsewhere on our website. 21 Nov (Day 1): Leaving Vladivostok
Distance to go: 9288 km
Temperature: -12 (...)