Trans-Mongolian Train Trip – Lake Baikal Sidetrip
22 July 2013 | Places
In between Ulan Ude, our first stop in Russia, and Irkutsk, where we would abandon the train for a night, we made a sidetrip on the Circum-Baikal line. It feels like a misnomer, the 160km diversion, turning off the main Trans-Siberian line at Slyudyanka, doesn’t go ‘a...
Trans-Mongolian Train Trip – Ulaanbaatar to Ulan Ude
21 July 2013 | Places
654km from Ulaanbaatar to Ulan Ude, 2215km from Beijing
We departed Ulaanbaatar at night and around dawn we rolled up at Suchbataar on the Mongolian side of the border. We’d been told how to handle things here, leave your passport and arrival forms on the table i...