Trans Mongolian July 1st 2005 I left Irkoutsk on the evening of Friday, the 1st of July, for once making it at the train station in ample time. I very much liked Irkoutsk for its charm, old wooden houses and grand stone buildings.
The only reservation I would have about it is that the mosquitoes are the size of Mig 29's and do just about as much damage.
Before leaving, I filled up on provisions as I had been warned that ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Ulaanbaatar The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually ... ... read more
My latest travel will take me from London to Brussels - Berlin - Warsaw - Minsk - Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Bator - Beijing - Chengdu - Lhassa - Kathmandu - Bhutan - Calcutta - Lucknow - Vanarasi - New Delhi - Bahrain - Cairo - Luxor - Alexandria - Port Said -Suez - Port Sudan - Quatar - Dubai - Bander Abbas - Karachi - Mundra - Mumbai and back to London.
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