I've packed up my bags and left the land of Vegemite, meat pies and overpriced alcohol for a little bit of a taste of something different. Bored of the monotonous routine I had gotten into at uni I decided that a semester exchange in Europe was necessary. When it came down to choosing a Uni to study at it came down to the few options that provided English engineering subjects. This list was limited to Uni's in England, Germany, Scandinavia and Turkey. Having lived just down the road from the uni in England for eleven months I wasn't keen on that choice, nor was I excited about the climate or living expenses in Scandinavia. So it came down to Munich and Istanbul, where Istanbul eventually won me over due to my fascination with it's diverse culture and it's slightly more forgiving winter climate. So what better way to get to Europe than via the Trans-Mongolian railway? (rhetorical question)
Let the adventure begin.