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This website covers a 7,650 mile adventure travelling by train from the UK to China.
Taking 13 days, passing through 9 countries and 9 time zones, the main feature of
this trip was a journey on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. It includes
advice on planning the journey in the form of maps, routes, schedules, photos and books.
There were many encounters on the journey after leaving the UK, including sharing the carriage with a group of Russian exchange
students, the train being searched by aggressive armed guards with dogs at the Belarus border,
and joining in with the Moscow Victory Day parades.
Then on the Trans-Siberian Railway across
vast plains and through remote mountain
forests in Siberia that few humans have
ventured into, a party of Finns attempt to
takeover the carriage, seeing the sunrise
over the frozen waters of Lake Baikal,
a Mongolian gentleman from Ulanbaator
shares the compartment, feeling the heat
crossing the Gobi Desert, travelling for miles
alongside The Great Wall of China and being
invited by a girl in Beijing back to her place
to see her etchings. Then at journeys end
walking the narrow streets and alleyways of
old Shanghai in the early morning mist, and
finally a trip on the fastest train in the world.
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