Following my post on David Rogers’ on-the-road travel blog Last Train to Lhasa, I was very happy to finally catch up with the man himself, who has just had a very hectic few months setting up his new web design company. We had a bit of a chat, and I asked David about some of [...]
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October 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment
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October 11th, 2008 · 5 Comments
It was almost exactly a year ago, with another English winter on its way, that David Rogers decided that it might be more fun to spend winter in Tibet than in his usual London habitat, and so, travelling overland, he headed off east in the direction of Lhasa, Tibet. Thus, Last Train to Lhasa was [...]
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September 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Well, it had to happen, didn’t it? If you are fed up with the planet Earth altogether, and really want to get away from it all, now you can even escape off up into space. Not very far, and not for very long, but just enough to see with your own eyes that the Earth [...]
May 29th, 2008 · No Comments
As well as an Introduction to the Trans-Siberian Railway, I have already discussed the Trans-Siberian railway proper, which is the Moscow-Vladivostok route, and the Trans-Mongolian alternative, more popular with the tourists, that goes via Mongolia to Beijing.
The third and final alternative for crossing Eurasia is the Trans-Manchurian route from Moscow to Beijing. This train, known [...]
May 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment
I have already talked about the Trans-Siberian Railway generally, and about what might be called the Trans-Siberian proper, which is the Moscow-Vladivostok route. However, a route which tends to be more popular with the tourists is the Trans-Mongolian. This route is the same as the Trans-Siberian as far as Ulan Ude, where it departs from [...]
May 8th, 2008 · No Comments
In my Introduction to the Trans-Siberian Railway, I spoke of the three possible routes that can be taken. Today I want to focus on the Moscow – Vladivostok route.
It is the Moscow to Vladivostok route that is the Trans-Siberian Railway proper, as opposed to the two other trans-Eurasian routes that end up in Beijing. The [...]
May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments
The original idea to build a Trans-Siberian Railway, in order to connect the then capital of Russia, St Petersburg, with Vladivostok and the Pacific, was first approved by Czar Alexander III in 1891. Vladivostok had been founded in 1860, fulfilling Russia’s long standing desire for a Pacific port, and by 1880 it had rapidly grown [...]