Tag Archives: Transit

New York City – A Day in Transit & 9/11 Memorial

[NOTE: If you landed on this page after clicking a link on the Trans-MongolAsian Trek page – you did not get lost! My trip to Russia actually began with an overnight bus to New York City. It was from the Big Apple that I flew to Russia. Welcome to the journey!]     June 7, 2017   After boarding the bus to New York City last night, my goal was to get some sleep on the long ride. Well, that didn’t quite happen! After working on some things on my iPad for a bit while listening to music on my iPod, we ended up at not only the pickup in State College, but at the rest stop not long afterwards. So I abandoned the attempt to …

Saint Petersburg via Moscow – Another Day of Transit!

  Landed without issue… though getting through passport control took a while due to lines and that our flight landed just as another from India. Eventually, I made my way successfully through customs and picked up my onward ticket from the desk agent. I had to go through security again – but was expecting that. There weren’t any signs and I didn’t see anyone else removing their laptops… so I didn’t – and got yelled for not doing so. They made me turn both my laptop and my iPad on before being approved through – but thankfully there were no further hassles! We didn’t start boarding till after the time we were supposed to depart, but no one else seemed phased by this. Unfortunately, I was …