Trans-Mongolian Railway

Gallery: Trans-Mongolian Railway

November 17, 2010

I thought twice about showcasing today’s video montage. It features the world famous railway route, the Trans-Mongolian. Many people don’t realise, but the Trans-Siberian Railway is actually made up of a few different lines, of which the Trans-Mongolian is one. Other options include the Trans-Manchurian line, which slopes off to Beijing and the Trans-Mongolian line, […]

Click here to read the full article →

Three Years and Counting

June 30, 2010

Like old-aged pensioners huddled around a domino table, we travellers are not adverse to measuring our lives in days. Indeed, today marks the 1098th day — or three year anniversary — since I strapped on my seatbelt and took off from London Heathrow.

Click here to read the full article →

Me and My Mongol

April 15, 2010

They were crammed in like broken string puppets in a dusty backstage box; elbows twisted around ankles, and their shoes a peculiar mishmash of colours.

Click here to read the full article →

Trans-Siberian: It’s Right Down My Street (Audio)

October 13, 2009

[audio:] In my latest audio enabled post, I take a look back at my journey from Russia, across the Trans-Siberian railway into Mongolia. If you’re viewing this through a RSS reader, there’s a chance it hasn’t shown up –- I’m working on overcoming this gremlin, however in the meantime I invite you to visit the […]

Click here to read the full article →

The Reprint: ‘Punch, Drunk, Love’

February 26, 2009

Russia is macho. Resilient. Fearless. But even the strongest of souls will succumb to the trance inducing effect of their local water. Read, vodka. They love the stuff. Alcoholism is more a local hobby.

Click here to read the full article →

The Reprint: ‘All in a Days Work’

January 28, 2009

This weeks Reprint shows one of the beautiful entrepreneurs of the Trans-Mongolian railway. Many of the stations are located in seemingly forgotten corners of Siberia, so a string of cabins full of hungry punters is a splendid bonus.

Click here to read the full article →

The Reprint: ‘The Victor’

November 20, 2008

“You miserable, mangey, manky maggot! I bloody kill you! How dare you come into my restaurant and make such demands of me! Beg! Beg for mercy you flake of feeble fuzz. I’ll crush you with my clenched palm and smear you over the window with my elbow. Now, run! RUN! What you still here for? […]

Click here to read the full article →