Well I'm not doing it right now - haven't done the visa hassle yet not speaking of me having to get a new passport first as Switzerland released new ones last year and I'm not sure if my old one still would be valid for such a trip.
Well my plans so far is to leave Sui mid April (unfortunately I'm not that rich that I could allow myself to postphone the trip any further even though It might be better weatherwise but I stop working end of february and therefore can't allow myself to go traveling later..) First I fly to Japan - visiting some friends there and hopefully be able to see the cherry blossom this time
Then I'm not sure yet if I go to Shanghai first (think it'll be end of April or beginning of May) or straight to Beijing. So I'll do the trip from Beijing to Moskow - St. Petersburg. I believe I'll pass the Gobi desert have a stop in Irkuzsk (hope I spelled that right) after that I'm not sure maybe an other stop in Jekatarinenburg (please forgive my spelling) Have to read more about it - had a look at the lonely planet unfortunately there was only the english version - sure I believe I would be able to understand most of it - but still I got an other one in german
which I think is pretty good to.
Sure one can get many infos from books but I also like to have impressions from ppl who have already done it or know the places and can tell where to go, stay , do or not to do. Well as you may have noticed by now I'll be travelling on my own (not to keen in joining a group even though this would be the easiest but not really the one my bank account allowes me to do
) wondering how save this trip might be for a single women.
So every single info is very much appreciated.