Summer Travels: Trans-Siberia, Trans-China.

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Hello hello all! I missed you guys!

You might have already guessed it from the lack of posts, but I’ve been away this summer on a 50 day-long, Trans-Eurasian, overland traveling adventure. We took the Trans-Siberian train from Moscow to my home city Novokuznetsk, seeing my extended family for the first time in 17 years. We went on an amazing rafting trip in the Siberian Taiga with my cousins, and then hopped back on the Trans-Siberian and continued our journey on to Beijing, gradually working our way south to Yunnan from there. It was quite unforgettable and now I get to cross Trans-Siberian off my to-do travel list and get back to work on dolls for the next few months. It’s good to be back home!



16 Responses

  1. Arianne Lamb says:

    Oh please show more pictures. I have always wanted to travel all of Russia on train because I’ve had a love affair with both. Russia is soooo big and full of soooo much beauty that it would take…. Well, a long time to see all that I wanted.
    I have a friend who says you can’t beat the natural lighting in much of Russia as well, is that true?

  2. Anthony says:

    WELCOME BACK MARINA!!!! I’m so happy to hear the lack of news on your blog was due to what must have been the experience of a lifetime. Sounds AMAZING!!! And you sure look like your having a blast in this picture.

  3. Tone Elizabeth says:

    Welcome home, Marina!

  4. Sonia Anne says:

    Such a beautiful picture! I am glad you got to visit with your family after so many years. Two of my Dad’s relatives came to visit us from Siberia but none of us have ever gone there. Welcome back home to a great Country, Canada!

  5. Yuxi says:

    That red thread is a nice touch

  6. YI MOU says:

    you have been to Harbin Beijing Tianjin Wuhan Shanghai this time! nice pictures! are you planning to make Chinese princess doll? I heard that you will have this book published in Chinese is this true?

  7. Els says:

    Sounds like the trip of a lifetime. I’m glad to hear that you had such a great time. Are there any locations during your trip that you would highly recommend to others?

  8. Aeroksana says:

    Welcome back, Marina, my dearest nymph of great Siberian rivers! I am very glad that your family strive to maintain family ties and to maintain its integrity, despite the time and distance. It is so important! I am very pleased to see how much joy and pleasure you experience together!
    And I really love, love this round planet on your photo :)

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