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The wheels are rolling to Mongolia

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | Views [370]

We've passed through fifty four tunnels on the way out of Beijing.  Rumour has it that we will psas through over sixty in total before we are out into open country.    The sky is blue, with only a hint of grey-ish smog overhead. ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china, hebei, train, trans-mongolian


Wandering the Hutongs

Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | Views [345]

As with Shanghai, this was not my first time in Beijing, and I have already seen the main sights.  I decided to spend the first day wandering the old lanes and back alleys, known as "hutongs", to get a feel for the ancient fabric of this historic ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china, hutongs, ticket


It starts tomorrow

Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | Views [316]

11:22.  The departure from Beijing.  Train K3.  847 miles.  Twenty Eight hours.  The real adventure begins.  Through the great wall, into inner mongolia, the Gobi desert and across the border into Mongolia, over the vast ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china, mongolia, train, trans-mongolia trans-siberian, ub, ulan bator


All roads lead to Beijing

Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | Views [220]

In the west we have a saying - "All roads lead to Rome".  The Chinese these days have the same saying, but I have been told that in older times, the Chinese equivalent was "All roads lead to Beijing".  For me on this day, that seemed apt. ... Read more >

Tags: beijing qingdao train beer tsingtao


Blue Skies Over Qingdao

Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | Views [218]

It was an early start, and the sky was still a dark slate gray.  The plan was a simple one, take a taxi to the train station.  For whatever reason, the taxi driver decided to negotiate.  We should wait twenty minutes first, and he would ... Read more >

Tags: china qingdao tsingtao beer train


A Lion's Head in Shanghai

Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | Views [256]

Vast, grand, cavernous.  Our train pulled into Shanghai's Hongqiao station.  Newly built, but next to the old airport, Hongqiao is typical of the probably dozens of new, huge, railway stations being built across the country.  China's central ... Read more >

Tags: shanghai china food train


A short hop to Shanghai

Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | Views [479]

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, then perhaps a seven thousand mile train journey should start with a metaphorical one hour hop from Hangzhou to Shanghai.   It was arguably a Chinese train that brought me to Singapore, ... Read more >

Tags: china, hangzhou, shanghai, train

 

 

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