20. From Siberia to Outer Mongolia October 3rd 2007 (P) Arrived in Irkutsk (Siberia), having been transported across 5 time zones on our 3-day train journey from Moscow. Said our farewells to Anya & Tatiana, our trusty Russian carriage ‘mothers’ who made us feel very much at homewith their smiles, kind words (well, they sounded kind anyway), vacuuming our cabins 3 times a day (!) and ushering us to bed in the early hours…
On solid ground, ... 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
Paula - Here we are fulfilling a long-held dream of travelling the planet. Through our travelblog have fun joining us along the way!
Nick - these are a couple of quotations that I picked up along the way:
"In German, there is a word, Kunstlerschuld, which means "artist's guilt", the emotion a painter feels over his frivolity in a world in which people work in a rut that makes them gloomy. Perhaps there is also a sort of traveler's guilt, from being self-contained, s... full info