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Karen G
RUSSIA, MONGOLIA, CHINA - 8,000kms BY RAIL

Introduction

23 Sep 2005  thru   16 Oct 2005

Welcome

Hopefully by reading my Journal about my rail journey in October 2005 through Russia, Mongolia and China you will feel inspired to travel on the Trans Siberian Railway.

As we decided on Beijing as our final destination, we had to leave the TransSib at Irkutz and catch the Trans Mongolian railroad for our journey through the Gobi Desert and ultimately on to Beijing.

I did it as part of a small group - when you have limited time available it is a good option to get someone else to handle all the bookings, visas etc. I met one couple who were retired and had done all their bookings on the internet with no hassles. The cost including returned airfares from Sydney for a 3.5 week trip was around $AU5,000 which is very reasonable.

If you decide do it - the definitive guide is "The Trans Siberian Handbook" by Bryn Thomas. It is available new and used through Amazon Books.

I have written this journal on my return to Sydney and it has been fun putting it all together. As they say it is one of the world's great journeys ... SO GO FOR IT!



The Chapters of RUSSIA, MONGOLIA, CHINA - 8,000kms BY RAIL...
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ST PETERSBURG 23 Sep 2005  Russia   28 Nov 2005
MOSCOW 5 Sep 2028  Russia   28 Nov 2005
MOSCOW TO IRKUTSK on the Trans Siberian Railway 5 Sep 2023  Russia   28 Nov 2005
SIBERIA  Russia   16 Nov 2005
IRKUTSK and Lake Baikal  Russia   28 Nov 2005
CROSSING INTO MONGOLIA  Mongolia   18 Nov 2005
MONGOLIA - WHAT A SURPRISE!  Mongolia   23 Nov 2005
U.B.TO THE CHINESE BORDER  Mongolia   28 Nov 2005
ON OUR WAY TO BEIJING  China   28 Nov 2005
BEIJING, GREAT WALL & FORBIDDEN CITY - at last!  China   9 Dec 2005

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Chapters of RUSSIA, MONGOLIA, CHINA - 8,000kms BY RAIL
  ST PETERSBURG
  MOSCOW
  MOSCOW TO IRKUTSK on the Trans Siberian Railway
  SIBERIA
  IRKUTSK and Lake Baikal
  CROSSING INTO MONGOLIA
  MONGOLIA - WHAT A SURPRISE!
  U.B.TO THE CHINESE BORDER
  ON OUR WAY TO BEIJING
  BEIJING, GREAT WALL & FORBIDDEN CITY - at last!

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