After 3 days in Mongolia it was time to get back on the Trans-Siberian railroad and head to Irkutsk, the capital of Siberia. I made friends with the friendly Russian crew at the station in Ulaanbaatar and also made friends with a very fun group of travelers from Thailand.
The journey from Ulaanbaatar was very scenic and everyone marveled at the landscape as it rushed by our somewhat cloudy windows.
I had a great time hanging out with my new friends. We played cards and talked about our passion for travel and upcoming visit to Irkutsk. After a good nights sleep we woke up in sunny Siberia to a different landscape. The flat rolling plains of Mongolia were swapped for the mountains, lakes and forests of Siberia. It was truly some of the most stunning land I’d ever scene. The colors were so rich and pure.
As we neared Irkutsk we swapped emails and Facebook info and took a few photos. The train journey was only 24 hours but I managed to make some great friends who I will definitely look up when I visit Thailand again. Miss you ladies!