The next leg of our Trans Siberian train journey would finally take us into Russia – and it would take us off the Trans Mongolian Railway and properly onto the Trans Siberian’s tracks.
Ulaanbaatar. Ulan Bator. UB. The capital of Mongolia is somewhere I never thought I would visit, and it’s still a place I’m not completely sure that I would return to. But I would consider it an essential stop for anyone contemplating the Trans Mongolian Railway, because it’s not like anywhere else you will ever visit. (more…)
The Trans Siberian Railway is one of the world’s most epic train journeys.
Inspired by Joanna Lumley’s documentary series, my mum and I did the Trans Siberian Railway (or more accurately, Trans Mongolian Railway) between Beijing and Moscow in April – May 2016. We started in Beijing, and stopped off in Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Perm and Moscow. Despite not technically being part of the route, we also made our way to St Petersburg by train. (more…)