Trans-Mongolia train:

Lake Baikal - riding the locomotive 271

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...

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Ulan Ude station 271

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...

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