Introduction November 2nd 2005 Coming from a family that has always had strong connections with railways, I have always had an interest in trains from being a small child. Therefore I suppose it was only natural that I would always have a fascination about what it would be like to travel on the world's longest railway journey, the 'Trans-Siberian'. This was probably fueled in the last few years by watching with envy the travels ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Northwich Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
This journal records my travel on the world's longest railway journey the 'Trans-Siberian' as part of a 7,650 mile trip by train from Northwich in the UK to Shanghai in China in May 2006 taking 13 days, passing through 9 countries and 9 time zones.
The journal covers the planning and preparation in the months leading upto the day of departure, and a daily log of the trip, including the places I will have seen and the people I have met. It also includes the activities after arriving home such as updating... full info