Take a Ride on the Trans▼-Siberian Railway▼下一站 西伯利亞鐵路之旅 Come along as we take you on one of the world’s greatest railroad journeys. 讓我們帶領你一同前往世上最壯闊的鐵道之旅之一吧。
Along the TSR’s various routes▼, there are some must-see sights. Travel experts say that it’s a great idea to start your trip in St. Petersburg and enjoy the Neva River. The waterway▼ is crossed by many beautiful bridges, and a trip through the town is like walking through an open-air▼ museum. There are lots of historical attractions▼ to be found in the city, such as the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and many more.
Next, Yaroslavl, a city over a thousand years old on the Volga River, is worth paying a visit. The city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site▼. It is filled with centuries-old cathedrals and monasteries. From there, continue on to Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. If you take one of the connected lines along the TSR, it’s even possible to head to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia or Beijing, China. When you take the TSR, you can choose from different kinds of compartments, from first-class two-bed rooms to third-class bunks. Also, though there are dining cars, you might want to grab some food in advance in case you get hungry on the long train ride. Other than that, just relax and take in the magic of the journey.
1. various a. 各式各樣的 The TV chef introduced various ways of cooking chicken. 那位電視主廚介紹了各種料理雞肉的方法。 ★ 2. expert n. 專家 After six years of training, Laurie has become an expert in this field. 經過六年培訓，蘿瑞成為了這個領域的專家。 3. historical a. 與歷史有關的 The novel is based on a real, historical event. 這本書是根據真實歷史事件所寫的。 ★ 4. be filled with... 充滿……（= be full of...） Yesterday, the store was filled with shoppers because there was a sale. 昨天那間店因為大特賣而擠滿了購物人潮。
5. connected a. 連接的，相連在一起的 connect vt. 使連接，使相連 The printer doesn’t work because it is not connected to the computer. 印表機沒連到電腦，所以印不出東西來。 ★ 6. in advance 事先，預先 If you want to come along, please let me know in advance. 你想要一起來的話，請先跟我說一聲。 ★ 7. other than... 除了……之外（= except） Phil will eat just about anything other than beef. 菲爾除了牛肉之外，其他幾乎什麼都吃。 ★ 8. take in... 欣賞／觀賞…… It’s difficult to take in the view from here. Let’s get closer. 從這裡很難好好欣賞風景。我們靠近一點吧。
▼ route n. 路線 ▼ waterway n. 水路，航道 ▼ open-air a. 露天的 ▼ attraction n. 景點 ▼ UNESCO World Heritage Site n. 聯合國教科文組織世界文化遺產