Written by Bryn Thomas, the first edition of this book was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel and Guide Book Awards. In 1991 he set up Trailblazer, to produce the series of route guides for adventurous travellers that has now grown to over 40 titles. This 10th edition was updated by Daniel McCrohan, who has written numerous guides for Lonely Planet and who lived in Beijing for 12 years. He has also cycled across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, following the Trans-Mongolian railway line.
For previous edition: 'The one I like best is the current edition of the Trans-Siberian Handbook by Bryn Thomas.' - Wanderlusa; 'a great guide' - Wanderlust. First edition shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel and Guide Book Awards (UK) 'The best guidebook is Bryn Thomas's "Trans-Siberian Handbook"' The Independent (UK) 'Tells you everything you need to know' Cosmopolitan (UK) 'An invaluable guidebook' The Financial Times (UK) 'The Trans-Siberian Handbook ...is a must' The Sunday Times (UK) 'An invaluable travelling companion' Traveller (UK) 'Extensively updated'- Railway Gazette International 'The definitive guidebook is Bryn Thomas's 'Trans-Siberian Handbook" The Independent 'The handbook was really brilliant (everyone we met on the train had a copy!!) We can't imagine doing the trip without it'. Helen Clive 'The Trans-Siberian Handbook (Trailblazer) is the bible for this journey'. The Daily Telegraph. 'The best guide to the Trans-Siberian is undoubtedly Bryn Thomas's "Trans-Siberian Handbook"' - To The Edge of the World, Christian Wolmar (UK)