Meet the travelers on the Trans Mongolian/Siberian Railway we visited in their cabin during the second part of our train ride, from Irkutsk (Russia) to Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia). While enjoying our stroopwafels (a typical Dutch treat) they shared with us why they took this train and which item not to mis on board.
Andy & Georgie
‘Russian trains are better than the Chinese ones’
A young couple from England. In three months they travel from Europe over land to Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. They’ve been in the same train since Moscow. ‘The only thing you really need is toiletpaper’, says Andy. ‘They don’t have it on board of the Chinese train. And an E-reader is pleasant, you can read a lot of books during your days in the train.’
‘I wanted to go somewhere i didn’t went before’
Leigh from Melbourne is a teacher at a primary school. He wanted to spent his three weeks of vacation in a different scenery. He flew to China and from there to Novosibirsk (Russia), where he started the Trans Mongolian Railway. He wanted to be far from home but not without his charger and a good book.
‘Bring some adventure food, it’s better than noodles’
London boy Richard is on his way to a long term immigration to Hong Kong. It’s easy for him because he was born in Hong Kong and has a visa. He doesn’t have a job yet, but before he settles in his new hometown he is going to travel for three months through Russia and China.
Kent & Nirut
‘Dad wanted adventure’
Kent is from New York City and brings his father, Nirut, back to Thailand where he’s from. Without stops they travel from Moskou to Beijing by theTrans Mongolian Railway because his dad wanted some adventure before staying in Chiang Mai during the winter. ‘A satellite phone and a good camera are definitely not too miss on this trip’ says Nirut.
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