That’s where we are right now. Everything is booked and – as far as possible – payed for. Now we are stuck and have to wait for the Russians and the Chinese to grant us our visas (the only item still in red on my 19-point booking/todo list for this trip).

So while we’re waiting with nothing better to do… here are some blogs of other people who managed to get their visas and travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway in the past:

Train-Adventure 2006/2007 (November-December 2006) [German]
How did we get here? (October-November 2012)  [English]
Mit dem Zug nach Südostasien
(October 2013) [German]