The Trans-Mongolian

As a teenager I read The Big Red Train Ride by the late Eric Newby and longed to emulate his epic journey across Russia by train. In 2005, I spent 3 weeks travelling from Beijing to Moscow by train, stopping off at Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk and Lake Baikal. The train journey itself was 7622 kilometres long and required spending around 140 hours on board trains.

trans-mongolian route map

There is a short, five minute slideshow of 60 of my favourite images from the trip, from scorpion kebabs in Beijing to sleeping in a Yurt on the Mongolian steppes, accompanied by a choice of 10 tracks of Khöömii (sometimes transliterated as "huumii") or Mongolian throat singing.

Coming soon ...Climbing Mount Fuji