Rome, Italy

Ah yes. Now I remember why I hate flying. It may sound short, but however long you're in the air seems to be doubled by getting to the airport...which is always a long way from town...waiting to check in, more waiting, waiting for your bags, and getting into the next town. Stupid planes. *ahem* anyway,... Continue Reading →

Moscow, Russia

Our expectations for Moscow were low, not because we had heard bad things but just we were very much oblivious to what Moscow and Russia as a whole had to offer. As we were only able to get a transit visa we had little more than 48 hours to form an opinion. Wow! Just wow!... Continue Reading →

Beijing, China

We were both excited, apprehensive and exhausted as we boarded the overnight sleeper train at Xian heading for Beijing. Excited, as we were on a newer train than our previous sleepers. Apprehensive, as we were just a little (well, massively) worried about getting our Trans Siberian tickets and the visas for Russia and Mongolia. Exhausted,... Continue Reading →

Xian, China

We arrived into Xian at 5:30am, which was still early enough for everything to be dark. We had met a lovely lady on the train who was kind enough to show us where the bus was, making the trip from the station to the hostel easy. After checking in we had a nap so we... Continue Reading →

Chengdu, China

Another overnight sleeper train, this time 24 hours. I think we might be getting used to them as we are getting more and more relaxed about getting to the train. After discovering the lack of coffee available onboard last time we took drastic action and bought our own coffee and plastic mugs for this trip.... Continue Reading →

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