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@CooperativeBank yes, all working now, thanks :) @CooperativeBank It's still not working for me :( can't log in using the mobile app, or on desktop. All I get is… https://t.co/FbWLrs8b0T
2/11
2020
@BootstrapCook Lush 'Hair Custard' - I just leave it in - it looks ridiculously expensive but you only need a tiny… https://t.co/HjCDTHCD7R
2/8
2020
Hey Europe, Scotland is still open to you 💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺 #ScotlandIsOpen #ScotlandIsNow https://t.co/PFZIXphCH1
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1/31
2020
@alicebell La Fàbrica del Sol in Barcelona - it was a gasworks, it’s now a sustainability resource centre https://t.co/jpSYhG4z71
1/24
2020
#DrWho theme tune on the @KelvingroveArt pipe organ...brilliant ! https://t.co/AcjXQm6f0H
1/12
2020
@hogg82 Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 @JamDowers @allohexaploid Sounds great 🙂 good luck! @TartinoVerdi Yes that was my experience with the Russian trains too – the Chinese train heating depends on the sam… https://t.co/5z4bZdJhdz @elmers87 Sounds great! Back in Scotland now, wish I could have done the return journey by train too! @Alfild There wasn’t too much sitting around surprisingly! – not like a train journey with only a seat – had the co… https://t.co/8YrsZuyHsC
1/6
2019
What's your New Year's Resolution? Could it be signing the #flightfree2020 pledge? Let some of our pledgers inspir… https://t.co/VQMVnHjaEN
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12/31
2019
@JankoMarin The only other things you might need money for on the train are snacks and souvenirs, if you want to bu… https://t.co/gGWIgZPbvA @JankoMarin The Mongolian dining car that’s attached in Mongolia is cheaper (menu attached, prices in Mongolian cur… https://t.co/JdLSV2RWk5 @JankoMarin Amount of money for the train depends on whether you’re eating in the dining car or not. The Russian… https://t.co/D4GgKrVgNY @Virgila Some of the trains were a little late departing but made up time during the journey 🙂 @Virgila Yes, individual cabins in first class..I stayed with a friend in London, booked hotels in Berlin (1 night)… https://t.co/z46gvjvECG
12/26
2019
@JankoMarin Do you mean how big a bag? I took two bags, one 44 litre and one 20 litre... I didn’t take too much st… https://t.co/lC7nH1b1HS @QuentinGiven Thanks, hope you’re well! 🙂 @Natasaxyz Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 @lah0807 Need to start planning the next trip now! Happy Christmas! 🙂🎄 @peropan1 Thanks. Train holidays are the best! Happy Christmas 🙂🎄 @apsspeaks Thanks for following! Happy Christmas! 🙂🎄 @_DiningCar Happy Christmas to you too! 🙂🎄 @JumpUp1991 Sounds great – I’d love to go to Portugal by train, that may be next on my list! 🙂 @laurasgc Happy Christmas! 🙂🎄 @mahrko Thanks for following it! Happy Christmas 🙂🎄 @BrianCoffeeSpot It was great! And some surprisingly good coffee on the way too – I’d recommend Espresso Season in… https://t.co/PJ0kGfYncG @LenniCoffey @IndyTravel Sounds great, look forward to hearing about it! 😀 @Donmorcan Happy Christmas! 🙂🎄 @chaoslin Thanks! I recommend it, would do it all again! 🙂 @magiconair It would have been 8 trains if the first train Edinburgh–London hadn’t been cancelled! It’s possible… https://t.co/9uyc9x3PQ3
12/25
2019
@Frederic_Parde Thanks for following it! Happy Christmas 🙂🎄 @def_izit Happy Christmas! 🙂🎄 @Copperflowers Happy Christmas to you too! 🙂🎄 @geoeverything @undertheraedar Six?!! I didn’t even manage one (I started one...). Too much time looking out of th… https://t.co/fTl2fnpG31 @Eclair55 Thanks for following it! Happy Christmas 🙂🎄 @simonvarwell Thanks and same to you – happy Christmas! 🙂🎄 @PortobelloMark Thanks for following it! Happy Christmas 🙂🎄 @La_Pope I’m tempted to do the whole Trans-Siberian to Vladivostok next...maybe even Japan... or somewhere else ent… https://t.co/jmeDXH5laE @AndyBTravels Thanks! Happy Christmas 🙂🎄 @gujabano There don’t seem to be many places that Google streetview hasn’t been! 😆 @def_izit Thanks for following it! 🙂 @DavidFeng Love it! If it hadn’t been so cold I might have hung around and listened for a while longer 😄Lost the thread somehow, it continues here: https://t.co/qSGkhwPcO6 @simonvarwell Luckily the train numbers and times are decipherable, but for other things like ticket desk signage I… https://t.co/OijWl7YZPuMade it to Hong Kong! 🚂🚂🚂 From Edinburgh to Hong Kong by train, in numbers: 🚂 9 trains 🌍 10 countries 🗓 13 days (i… https://t.co/4m3DktZLFPThe G79 high speed train travels from Beijing to Hong Kong – over 1,500 miles – in less than 9 hours. It’s the fin… https://t.co/RxDZ64QMtXArrived at Beijing West Station this morning to catch the high speed train from Beijing to Hong Kong 🚅 The station… https://t.co/CnEwO3GZN4Sightseeing in Beijing before catching the very final train of my #trainadventure from Edinburgh to Hong Kong. Bei… https://t.co/H4Ey7Fver1After journeying through Russia, across Siberia, crossing the Gobi Desert through Mongolia to China, our Trans-Mong… https://t.co/VYpwIKnKfJViews of solar panel-covered hillsides, from the train travelling south through China to Beijing 🇨🇳… https://t.co/YfjfriTSWYAfter crossing the border into China in the early hours of the morning, a Chinese dining car was attached to our tr… https://t.co/t3DsHKcol1Welcome to China! 🇨🇳 Our train crossed the border from Mongolia into China late on Sunday night. At Erlian we had… https://t.co/iWJz2Hb5rF @Petra04877397 Ticket price depends on how far you travel, the class of ticket, and how you book. Moscow–Beijing s… https://t.co/GXTz8WC4W7 @_DiningCar I loved the decorations! Although the Mongolian dining car would still be amazing even without them 😀Sayn-Shand, Mongolia, may have been our coldest stop yet! There was a team of 6 people busy clearing snow from the… https://t.co/sAAHy1f1YDThe Gobi Desert seen from our Trans-Mongolian train: a seemingly endless frosty landscape with herds of cattle, wil… https://t.co/pezDkKdQekIn Mongolia our train has a Mongolian restaurant car, complete with Christmas and New Year decorations! A very tas… https://t.co/XufOanflQvA brief stop at Choyr, where there’s a statue of the first Mongolian cosmonaut behind the station. It’s very, very… https://t.co/vWimE2ZKVMAmazing views from the #transmongolian train as we travelled across the vast frosty Gobi Desert... It was chilly o… https://t.co/fVrBysK3XROur train crossed the border into Mongolia late on Saturday night. A 6.50am stop at Ulan Bator station on Sunday:… https://t.co/JWD1Iit2Ub
12/24
2019
@waddoboro @reggietricker Thanks! 🙂 @reggietricker No idea, that’s what everyone keeps calling it! Will have to find out 🙂 @mccrory_clare Thank you – hope you have a lovely Christmas and brilliant new year too 😀 hope you’re well xA stop at Ulan-Ude where it’s a decidedly chilly -17°C, coal is unloaded from a little pick-up truck onto each carr… https://t.co/TORL2v71gGCrossing the frozen Selenga river north-west of Ulan Ude #edinburghtohk #siberia #transsiberian https://t.co/XzvWKrGJnq @Frederic_Parde Seen from the train it wasn’t as frozen as I was expecting!Our Russian dining car is all decorated for Christmas!🎄 I got a more generous portion of pancakes than on the prev… https://t.co/e9UPuJQIzUSnowy views across Siberia from the train today between Irkutsk and Ulan Ude #siberia #edinburghtohkhttps://t.co/EfJhCbBb4G @marionwebster They’re very quaint but they do block the view a bit 😆Lake Baikal looks like the sea! – the world’s deepest lake and about 400 miles long. The #transsiberian and… https://t.co/cOfi6obNjS @Piethagoram Sounds like a great experience!! The dining car on this train is open & decorated for Christmas which… https://t.co/8AfaRVHNZVThe Trans-Mongolian is a Chinese train, it’s very different from the @RuRailways Trans-Siberian Rossiya train It f… https://t.co/eUU13rjX9ZBoarded the Trans-Mongolian train at Irkutsk this morning. The train arrived about 1 hour late – thankfully not 16… https://t.co/65Q3t4jiRsA day off the train yesterday sightseeing in the snow in Irkutsk, Siberia. -11°C but we even had some sunshine! ☀️… https://t.co/V0azR85d9Q
12/21
2019
The train arrived on time into a very busy and snowy Irkutsk station at 7.43am this morning. The current temperatu… https://t.co/W9ooZOza3TA stop at Ilanskaya was a chance to stock upon provisions at the biggest and best stocked station platform shop I’v… https://t.co/NjI19lBN74Crossing the Yenisei river outside Krasnoyarsk yesterday afternoon #transsiberian #transsiberianrailwayhttps://t.co/SuiLlJidng
12/20
2019
@apsspeaks @seatsixtyone thanks! 🙂 @ej_mac 13 days in total from Edinburgh to Hong Kong, that includes a little bit of time for sightseeing in a few p… https://t.co/pLZMRmuJt0Coffee and freshly made fruit pancakes in the retro Russian dining car on the Rossiya 🥞 I love the colour-co-ordin… https://t.co/8bkJYanQAv @325TKT Ah thanks, that makes sense 🙂Snowy Siberian scenery through the train window #transsiberian #transsiberianrailway #siberia #russianwinterhttps://t.co/H4b6u8qxiBThe outside of the train is checked with a hammer to knock off any ice... it sounds quite melodic 🔨🎶❄️ Although do… https://t.co/yNqDMuqu4O @robinmckelvie That sounds amazing 😀We arrived at Krasnoyarsk approximately 4 mins ahead of schedule! A 21-minute stop to stretch legs and check out… https://t.co/QoorfMl8WB
12/19
2019
I set off from Edinburgh Waverley bound for Hong Kong at 6.15pm last Wednesday, exactly one week ago. 🚂 📍Curren… https://t.co/3J6dMzBwMtNo trip to the dining car for dinner this evening; the meal included in our ticket was delivered to the compartment… https://t.co/NbJOVXBG90Sunset over the frozen Irtysh river 🧡 The Trans-Siberian crosses over the 500m wide river before arriving into Oms… https://t.co/UIcBpiQjf9A 15-min stop at Ishim: the platform was a hive of activity with ice being chiselled off the outside of the train,… https://t.co/CaFfwNnedVSunshine in Siberia ☀️❄️ Through the window the birch trees look like Christmas card scenes. -12°C outside but it… https://t.co/5k58fvyMQj @325TKT Very flat but quite picturesque in the snow! @Eclair55 If you catch it at the right angle the window gives a nice (?) vignette effect too 🤣Views from the #transsiberianrailway east of Tyumen, through a slightly grubby train window 😆🚂 Tyumen is one of t… https://t.co/4pulZ2WORmViews from the #transsiberianrailway east of Tyumen, through a slightly grubby train window 😆🚂 Tyumen is one of t… https://t.co/qWXPCxU1mcBack on the #transsiberianrailway! Yekaterinburg station looked magical in the snow in the middle of the night ❄️… https://t.co/xwmKk4VdqBFinal sightseeing in #Yekaterinburg before going back to the #transsiberian – the beautiful metro. Constructed in… https://t.co/iiEjFHGpx8#Yekaterinburg has the largest concentration of constructivist architecture in the world. The Unit F… https://t.co/vPD7SNYThW
12/18
2019
@AndyBTravels Yeah I found it pretty straightforward – wish I had known that before I booked the other bits! Next time...!
12/16
2019

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