Jodi on August 24th, 2009

Most folks seem to think that buying tickets as you go on the Trans-Siberian railway is way too complicated for them. Well, we’re here to tell you it’s not. We traveled from Beijing to Moscow, but buying your tickets the other way around should be the same. Visas First of all, you need to get [...]

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Jodi on August 22nd, 2009

As a recap, we set off from Beijing aboard the Trans-Siberian railway. After a stop in Mongolia, we headed onto Russia. On the first two legs of this journey, we shared our carriage with smugglers. For me smugglers conjure up images of shady characters moving illicit drugs and the like. These folks, however, were more [...]

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Jodi on August 13th, 2009

After spending three weeks in Mongolia (helping a nomadic family migrate and taking a 12-day tour), it was time to move on. We’d come right off a 9-hour day’s drive back to Ulan Bataar to catch our train, and we were rushing. Thanks to a lengthy currency exchange (try operating in four different currencies!), we [...]

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Jodi on August 12th, 2009

When planning our trip, the mystique of the Trans-Siberian railway captured Chris’ attention. I was a little less enthused after watching the movie Transsiberian on our flight home from Argentina. Filled with murder and mystery, the movie did little to make me want to rush out and take the Trans-Mongolian train. It was something akin [...]

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Jodi on August 3rd, 2009

My father-in-law asked me awhile ago if we were lost in Mongolia (it had been awhile since we updated the blog). Truth be told, I haven’t moved on from Mongolia. It’s been weeks since we left, and I’m dragging my heals. Why? I’m not really sure, but I think it’s because I loved it (Chris [...]

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