19-21 December 2018
History repeats itself. Sort of.
About 9 years ago, a good friend invited me along for a Moscow to Vladivostok Trans-Siberian train trip. There was one small caveat. We would go in winter. Not letting a little cold deter me from an adventure, I went to a resale shop, bought a long wool coat, dug my ski hats and gloves out, and met her in Moscow in March.
Time seems to have dulled my memory of just how cold Siberia can get in March, where the largest freshwater lake in the world freezes several feet deep for five months of the year. So, as a refresher on cold, I flew to Minneapolis for a few days. Just how cold can it get in December? (more…)