Ulaanbaatar to Beijing, and onto Shanghai
Irkutsk and Beyond - Trans-Siberian Railway Part 2
We were on the final leg of our Trans-Siberian adventure, from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing. Another early wake up, taxi to the train and off we set.
Trans-Siberian Express in a Nutshell (Part 1 - Russia)
We arrived into Irkutsk extremely disorientated. We’d been on a train for the best part of five days and, without knowing when, we’d passed through five-hours of time zones. It was early morning and we were hungry, slightly hungover and tired. Our first port of call was some authentic Russian food.
There’s something about train travel which makes it such a soothing way to get from a to b. For me, everything looks better through a train window and there is no better way to see a country or region (I actually think cycling is the best way to do this, but you definitely need plenty of time to embark upon a long distance cycle tour). Long distance train travel isn’t for everyone though, especially in an age of budget airlines.