Hi all -- looks costly. Anyone had any experience with getting from Moscow to St Petersburg by train? I don't speak the language, can't read the alphabet. Don't like haggling with the taxi dude when I come in, tired. Anyone?
Going to Russia on my own when not speaking the language and not being able to read the alphabet has deterred me from going there. I would love to see all St. Petersburg and Moscow has offer, but when I do so, I will most likely pick a well recognized tour operator. If you do go on your own or with a tour group, beware of pick-pockets, I understand that kind of crime is rampant in St. Peterburg and Moscow. Of course, this is true for big cities most everywhere as well.