On to Shanghai

My first attempt at going to Shanghai from Beijing didn’t go very well. I went to the main train station to buy my ticket as I couldn’t figure out the all-Mandarin ticket sales website. At the ticket office, I handed over my piece of paper indicating where I wanted to go, which train, and at […]

Welcome to Beijing

I’ll never forget how it felt pulling into Beijing on the train, the same train I had been on for seven days straight. I had been sure we were approaching the station for a good two hours as the city kept growing and growing. The changes began with a view of the mountains on the […]

One Train, Seven Days, Siberia, Winter

I’m writing this for friends, family, and anyone else who might be interested in travelling. For a little background, I recently completed a trip around the world travelling by land (and a little water) from France to South Korea over three months. All together I went around 29,000 miles (47,000km) with 18,000 (29,000km) of those […]