The train from Ulaan Baatar to Ulan Ude is less than twenty four hours – just a quick one!
The border change from Mongolia to Russia was a marginally smoother affair, except we inadvertentlyView full post »
A post from Rob – enjoy!
We only had three days outside of UB but it felt like more than a week. We stayed in two different ger camps (one near Genghis Khan’s capital Kharkhorin, one inView full post »
While we were staying in the ger camps (a mere nine hours from Ulaan Baatar!), we were fortunate enough to meet a local herding family and taste the curds and butter made each and every day from theView full post »
It is very easy to forget that Beijing is a bustling, international city when you escape into the web of siheyuans and hutongs – small alleyways of traditional courtyard houses.
And if weView full post »
Our last night in Beijing was a trip to the Chaoyang Acrobats. It was simultaneously awe-inspiring and just a little bit excruciating to watch – with all of the time Rob and I have spentView full post »
The Great Wall of China cannot, in fact, be seen from space, but it is a very impressive sight from the ground. Rob was almost beside himself with excitement when we got the first glimpse from theView full post »
A little bit of down time now before we leave Listvyanka for Irkutsk to get on our midnight train – below are some photos (in this order) from the the Drum and Bell Towers, the Lama Temple,View full post »