My journey from Hanoi to Hue on the Reunification Express, and exploring Hue’s ancient past.Read more "Hanoi to Hue"
A smoky start to our Chinese odyssey…Read more "Beijing… Scams and smog"
Frustrated plans and re-routes in MongoliaRead more "Mongolia: Travel level 100+"
A wander through the Gobi Desert, breakdowns, off-roading, camels and freezing tents.Read more "Mooching around the desert"
A wander around Ulaanbataar.Read more "Meeting Genghis"
Ulaanbaatar wanderings, and meditations about horses.Read more "Horsing around, and the art of serendipity"
Another stint and some new friends on the Trans-Mongolian train, a lovely train assistant and a dive into the craziness of Ulaanbataar.Read more "Into Mongolia"
New friends on the Trans-Siberian, and a lot of vodka.Read more "Into Siberia"
And so onwards… I must stop being so ‘flappy’ about getting to train stations on time. I’m always alright and haven’t missed a connection yet (Famous last words). It didn’t help that I was rather hungover leaving Moscow and therefore left it tighter than I’d have liked. However, I found Yaroslavsky station in good time […]Read more "Flying stop in Yekaterinburg"
I arrived in Moscow dead on time the next morning. Russian trains in my experience so far are extremely punctual, even when they run more than the length of the UK. Or indeed many multiples of the length of the UK! As we pulled into Leningradsky station the familiar travel apprehension crept in, not helped […]Read more "Moscow calling…"