Russian visas are turning out to be a bit of a nightmare because they want to know my exact entry point into the country, but I can’t find that out because I was going to take a bus from Latvia. The snag is that the Latvian equivalent of the National Express (or Greyhound if you’re Oz/US based) doesn’t have a working email address or any timetables on it’s website. In the meantime the clock is ticking if I want to go this summer. I’m guessing winter on the Trans-Siberian route is cold. Very cold.
Must think harder. There must be away.