Brian & Katherine's Trans Mongolian trip 2013 travel blog

Brian & Katherine's Trans Mongolian trip 2013

Brian travel blog
Welcome to our trip journal.

We had first considered this trip some 30+ years ago when we both were living in Hong Kong. The idea was that, after getting married in the early 1980's, we would travel back to Ireland overland using the Trans Mongolian route. It was a good idea then and still is today.

Unfortunately we were unable to make the journey then due to a lack of time and money. The idea stayed with us however and we are now lucky enough to have the time to indulge our dream. We also wanted to do this while we were still physically capable of making the trip so we thought why not? Let's just do it.

The other aspect of the trip is that it is not an organised trip. Apart from one way tickets from Sydney to Hong Kong, and a few nights accommodation when we get there, nothing has been booked. We did not want to be restricted by schedules or timetables. If we were enjoying somewhere, we want the flexibility to be able to stay longer, take side trips or just chill out and relax along the way. It may well result in some frustrations along the way when we can't get train or hotel bookings, get stranded at the side of the train tracks or just waste time sourcing tickets etc but that's a risk we're willing to take. It should make for an interesting trip.

Anyway it's done now and all we have to do now is pack.

Cheers,
Brian & Katherine

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
13 
 
 
Datong to Ulaanbaatar
 
14 
 
 
Karakorum and the Gobi...
 
15 
 
 
Russia
 
16 
 
 
Irkutsk, Lake Baikal...
 
17 
 
 
Yekaterinburg
 
18 
 
 
Nizhny Novgorod
 
19 
 
 
Moscow
 
20 
 
 
White Nights!
 
21 
 
 
Leaving St Petersburg.
 
22 
 
 
Vilnius
 
23 
 
 
Warsaw
 
24 
 
 
Krakow
 
25 
 
 
Prague
 
26 
 
 
Vienna
 
27 
 
 
Innsbruck
 
28 
 
 
Zurich
 
29 
 
 
Paris
 
30 
 
 
Mission accomplished!
 
31 
 
 
Historic Olney
 
32 
 
 
Castlebridge, Co....
 
33 
 
 
A quick tour of the...
 
34 
 
 
Dublin
 
35 
 
 
Back home.
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