Tuesday, March 31, 2009


A network of affordable trains connects Russia. The Tsar built the first train, connecting his summer home with St. Petersburg. The fine acoustics in his grand, new train station earned it the name of Voice Hall, or "Vaux Hall"--now the name for all stations in Russia.

Coupes (small rooms) are preferred because you have semi-privacy and you can sleep on a long (or short) journey. Rooms are often very warm, sometimes cold. Bedding provided; you may even be served a meal.

On the other end of the spectrum, for the equivalent of $8 you can travel over 100 miles, sitting on a firm bench; restrooms basic. Some trips begin or end at midnight.

Our Travel Elder, currently Elder Holden (WA), makes arrangements for all missionaries. Besides the many trips for the President and Assistants, he also arranges travel during six week transfers.


Melissa said...

I LOVE traveling by train! What memories! I was the only sister traveling to Finland with 12 Elders to renew our visas and I got a coupe to myself. The 'security' came in and made me leave while they searched everything. Thank you for keeping your blog up. I love reading it.

heather and fam said...

Maecee says "Hi grandma and grandpa Mac. I love you so much" Love the pictures.

Elder and Sister McEvoy said...

Hi, again, Melissa!

Heather, XOXOXO to Maecee from Grandpa and Grandma.