We arrived in Russia flying from London to Moscow: the first destination on our round the world trip! We had a lot of preconceived ideas about Russia which swiftly changed! The Russian people are some of the kindest, hospitable people we have met on our journey. On arrival we met a Russian angel, called Sasha, who introduced us to Handmade Charity where he helped kids with special needs and a Russian sister Shel, who took us under her wing in Nosovibirsk and taught us how to sing karaoke Russian style! We highly recommend a trip on the Trans-Siberian railway to explore better this amazing country but take some warm clothes in the colder season and a shot of two or vodka to help warm up the cockles!