Mongolia (June 2012)

I spent 3 days in Mongolia at the Elstei Ger Camp. It’s geared towards tourists to give them a taste of Mongolian life with amenities, like hot showers and electricity.   The staff is super friendly and took great care of me. My favorite part of the stay was learning to play Shagai, horseback riding and talking […]

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The Trans Siberian Part 2 – Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk (June 2012)

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. Me and the Train Boss Cabin […]

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The Trans Siberian Part 1 – Beijing to Ulaanbaatar (June 2012)

Ulaanbaatar I left Beijing on a foggy morning. The train station was already buzzing at 630am when I arrived and I was puzzled by the departure board which had the train numbers in English but didn’t list the platforms. Luckily I showed my ticket to someone at the information desk and they pointed me to […]

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