Monthly Archives: October 2015

To the back of beyond by bus.

I have taken many buses in the past, but none compare to the most recent from Ulaanbaatar to Bayan Olgii. I am not sure exactly how far it is, (even Google fails to know! ) but somewhere between 1400km and … Continue reading

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Into Mongolia

Even before we crossed the border, the landscape was changing. The South of Russia was already how I had imagined Mongolia to be. Wide open plains, burnt orange in colour with rocky mountains lining the horizon, rivers meandering through the … Continue reading

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Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal has┬ábecome one of my favourite places. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world with over 20% of the world’s freshwater. It is also the deepest, a huge 1642m at its deepest point, and best of all, … Continue reading

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A Trans-siberian journey

On Thursday I boarded the train at 13.20 in Moscow with my new Brazilian friend Saulo, who I had met in the hostel and who was travelling on the same train as me. It is now 23.30 and I am … Continue reading

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Moscow

Although Moscow is known as the less beautiful compared to St Petersberg, still it’s oldest buildings seem to have been built for no other reason than decadence. They are extravagant buildings, built from beautiful stone with spires and golden roofs. … Continue reading

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Warsaw: a day in the life.

I woke up this morning to the sound of the bus driver announcing my stop. It was 5.30am and still dark outside. I shivered awake in the cold fresh air, with too few layers on in my hasty departure from … Continue reading

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A Berlin Protest…

It was late morning, and Jordi’s housemate casually mentioned that he was going to go to a demonstration later that day. Ever curious what these things are like in countries other than my own, and with nothing better to do … Continue reading

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