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Ulaanbaatar

Trans-Siberian Railway Part 4: Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk

ulan bator to irkutsk

Our train departing from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia was already at the station when we arrived, but boarding didn’t begin until around 30 minutes before departure. When booking this trip, I booked second class for journeys that are around 24 hours or less, so for this 23-hour leg, we were in second …

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Trans-Siberian Railway Part 3: 24 hours in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

As soon as we got off the train, we felt the breeze of that fresh Mongolian air with a shining sun. We saw a guy holding a sign of our hostel (Zaya Hostel), and walked towards him.  But first, cash. With 3 ATMs in the train station, only one worked …

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Trans-Siberian Railway Part 2: Beijing to Ulaanbaatar

Trans-Siberian Railway Beijing to Ulaanbaatar

Goodbye China The overnight leg of our Trans-Siberian railway journey was a 31-hour ride from Beijing, China to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We arrived at the Beijing Railway Station a whole 90 minutes before departure. The night prior, we had seen long lines at the square, where people were getting into the …

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