The Trans-Siberian Railway // Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia.
In August 2018 I took a month off to spend with my family and have an adventure.
And this was an adventure of huge proportions, we took the Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow, stopping at Vladimir, Yekatrinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk (& Lake Baikal) and then travelling down to Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital (and out to the Khustain Nuruu National Park in an converted ex-soviet truck), before taking the last leg of the trainline into Beijing.
We covered phenomenal distances (6,000 miles), complicated histories (communism and it’s collapse and of course everything before and since), fascinating cultures (industrial cities, rural nomadic peoples) and had incredible surprises (mostly people).
I’m not really one for lots of words on a blogpost like this (seriously, no-one has time to read my holiday musings!) but I hope this tiny edit of the vast number of pictures I took captures something of the flavour of our journey. This trip ignited my excitement about our world. I know so little of it, but feel hungry for more.
KHUSTAIN NURUU NATIONAL PARK, MONGOLIA
We travelled, with the help of Eternal Landscapes, in ex-soviet vans with a guide, and stayed in two Ger camps (a Ger (very like a yurt) is the traditional home of nomadic families in Mongolia).