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Monthly Archives: November 2012
Any given Sunday As I sat on the fold out chair in the middle of the snow pulling off my inadequate Australian clothing and fearing that the cold pains in my fingers might be causing permanent damage, I wondered if … Continue reading
I should preface this entry by acknowledging that it is probably influenced by a pretty heavy dose of cabin fever. It is 9:45 am by my watch, about 4:30am Moscow time and somewhere in between for local time. Goodness knows … Continue reading
Rivalling the Orient Express We boarded train 263# at 9:10pm for a 24+ hour trip across the Mongolian-Russian border, bound for Ulaan Ude. We had half hoped for the luxury of a cabin to ourselves but were also … Continue reading
Train 23# Although it may not be the ‘authentic’ experience, we were lucky enough to get a 4 berth cabin to ourselves for the trip from Beijing (8:05am 10 November) to Ulaan Baatar (1:20pm 11 November). Highlights included copious amounts … Continue reading
Xian The city of Xian itself is fairly nondescript. It is neither particularly old nor particularly modern, the roads are incredibly busy and it is very hard to get a sense of location or overall character while you are there. … Continue reading
Here are a couple of pics from my first week in China. I will jump on and caption them once we’re somewhere without restricted access to WordPress. Assuming they display in the order they’ve uploaded (and if not good luck!), … Continue reading