Transmongolian and Transsiberian railways

China, Mongolia and Russia (2018)


“(…) Beijing is awakening. It is nearly 6AM, there is no cloud in sight and the first sunbeams foreshadow a hot early-summer day. I soon make it to the central station, and as I board train K23 bound for Ulan-Bator, I realise it is the first time I am travelling west since I set off nearly eleven months ago. My indefatigable wanderings eastward are coming to an end. There are still over 11.000 kilometres to go before I reach France, yet the start of this journey with the Transmongolian railway has a foretaste of return…”