Looking for some traveling mates. 4 is a nice number to travel. We can at least play Big 2 if the train trip is too boring.( though it shouldn't be)
planned around 10th Nov to 10th Dec..from 2.5 weeks to 3.5 weeks.
Start point is Shanghai and end point is London.
1. It's a budget trip. It's Air Asia X from KL to shanghai and train all the way to London and AAX back to KL.
Current estimate is ~3KSGD.
Planes tics will cost 1K. Train total fees cost about $500 SGD, depending on season. I am budgeting 800-1K for hotel and meals which might be totally wrong.
2. Prefer guys ( or girls who can rough it out welcome too). This includes being ok not bathing for 3-4 days at certain sections of the train trip. You should also be ok with being lost sometimes and BUT knowing exactly what needs to be done to secure yourself. If u freak out easily, pls hit the back button now. Expect uncertainties; except for the air tickets, nothing will be booked online. We will go to the train station and buy tics on the spot for later or tml or the day after. Hotels will be walked in.
Not necessarily hardcore backpacker experience needed, but if all you have ever been on is just packaged tours, this might not be for you. My other only experience is a backpack through Vietnam, but Vietnam was tourist friendly. I am not so sure about Russia....
3. It's a train trip. You stay a lot on the train and watch the world go by. If u absolutely need the sun and sea or will puke from motion sickness...this might not be for you. ( FYI, i do have motion sickness as well, but medication is quite effective for me so far)
There's certain famous stops we will get down. eg mongolia , Irkutsk etc. No details planned yet.
Here's a google video http://www.google.ru/intl/ru/landing/transsib/en.html
4. I'm 29, male. I suck at reading maps, have no sense of direction and i cannot read on a moving train or car.
still reading?? still interested? pm me. Experienced backpacker extremely welcomed...