From the Diary – The Trans-Mongolian Express – Beijing to Ulaan Baatar

Today I'm opening up my 2017 diary on the train from Beijing to Ulaan Baatar as I adventurised on the Trans-Mongolian Express!

Beijing – Pictures and Feel

The Chinese capital of Beijing is a pretty big city all told – over 21 million people. Recently the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square was commemorated. I saw a fascinating program on television where they interviewed those involved in the mass protests and it included a lot of footage actually shot at the time (not …

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Travel Itinerary – Trans-Mongolian Railway

Howdy all. I’ve been meaning to outline the places and route I took earlier this year when on the 3rd of May I left Beijing for to take the train across three countries – China, Mongolia and Russia – to far flung Moscow. Wait – is it Beijing that is far flung? I flew into …

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Accommodation Review – Jade Garden Hotel, Beijing

Hi folks. Back with another review of a place I stayed, we’re now rolling out the ones from my latest adventure. In Beijing I prebooked through hotels dot com. I’ve finally got to the point where I get a free night and am actually pretty close to another so that’s very exciting. I rifled through …

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Pan-Asia Panorama – Beijing and the Great Wall

Well, following my series of panorama shots from South America I now have another well to dip into of shots from my latest trip. Starting with Beijing and the Great Wall of China. I was surprised to find that I didn’t take nearly as many as I thought I might have. Still, how many photos …

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In China. That Wall Thing. (great!)

When I went to China at the beginning of May this year, more specifically to Beijing, it was about 95% to catch the first leg of the Trans-Mongolian train journey. However, as I was going there, I decided that I wanted to get to two of China’s great historical landmarks, the Forbidden City and the …

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