Category Archives: Practical Information

Navigating China

Turning up in China, I expected, as usual, to withdraw money from an ATM when I arrived. No such luck. I got off the train without a crucial word in Chinese – “Bank”. I kept trying to ask people in … Continue reading

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A (little) Piece of China

I was glad to leave Beijing. The smog is infamous and with good reason. In the four days I was there I did not witness a clear day. On the train I even learnt from a friendly Chinese man the word and … Continue reading

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Leaving Mongolia

Yesterday I boarded the final stage of the Trans-Mongolian railway from Ulaanbaatar, and arrived in Beijing this morning. It was a beautiful train ride with good company in the form of a bunch of other travellers. The scenery changed dramatically … Continue reading

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Mongolia Costs

In total I spent about £600 in Mongolia which was significantly more than I expected. Having said that, I stayed for 5 weeks and travelled about 5,000km, and had some absolutely fantastic experiences. A rough guide to what I spent … Continue reading

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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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