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Transeurasian

Overland from Europe to Asia
  • Crossing Eurasia Overland

    After I finally finished my studies and worked for a year I am now ready to prepare for this trip that will bring me through Czech Republic, Poland, ...

  • Leaving the Black Forest

    After months of getting rid of things I was left with about a suitcase and a box worth of stuff. Half of that suitcase now had to fit inside my 70l tr...

  • Catching up with friends in Prague

    After a long bus ride I finally arrived at Prague central station. The sun had already set and I was slightly worried that Kate, Adam and Ellie who we...

  • Revisiting Warsaw

    My phone alarm started to ring, it was 7:30am. The morning light was dim and diffused. Clouds had settled above Prague overnight and you could smell i...

  • Making Friends in Vilnius

    Overnight bus travel simply does’t work. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to you. Imagine trying to find a comfortable position to sleep on a bus ...

  • Reflections at Trakai Lake

    The process of waking up is quite astonishing when you think about. One moment your are deeply drifting in a dream world your brain has created, and t...

  • Raving in Riga

    I remember quite clearly the way Stefan, Julie, Max and I met: It involved a certain amount of alcohol (I get drunk pretty easily) and a bit of peer p...

  • Road trip to Lahemaa

    Once again Paul, Grant, Paulo and me ended up in the same hostel. But this time it was the Red Emperor in Tallinn.   Here they were chatting away...

  • Being Finnish in Helsinki

    When Eliza told me that I should be careful not to go to the wrong ferry terminal, I didn’t really understand as Tallinn’s port wasn’t that big....

  • Getting overwhelmed in Saint Petersburg

    I was very nervous when our bus approached the border between Finland and Russia.   Do I have all the documents? How will they treat me? Will the...

  • Enjoying the last warm days in Moscow

    Taking the fast train felt a bit of a cheat but I just wanted to get to Moscow without having to get up at an ungodly hour.   It was around 6pm w...

  • Crossing continents at Ekaterinburg

    Alex seemed to be the most popular name in Russia, as nearly everyone I met there ended up being an Alex.   I was still out of breath having rush...

  • Aboard the Transsiberian to Irkutsk

    Fifty eight hours can feel like eternity, especially if you spend it on a train. However for me, time flew by rather quickly, especially if you make ...

  • Hiking along the Baikal Lake in Listvyanka

    I had been spending all morning in the warmth of the hostel, but it was time to brave the cold outside.   I asked the receptionist about the best...

  • Catching the Transmongolian to Ulaan Baatar

    We arrived at the Border between Russia and Mongolia sometime in the afternoon.   I ended up on the same train from Irkutsk to Ulaan Bataar as Ca...

  • Venturing into the Gobi Desert

    The first thing you notice is the silence. there was not a single sound except for the gentle whisper of the wind rustling against the shrubs and tree...

  • The Ger District of Ulaan Bataar

    The streets are choking with cars, each meandering around each other trying to get ahead of one another, yet progressing slowly.   But once you s...

  • Indulging in Beijing

    Every journey must come to an end, and for me the Trans Siberian, or the Trans Mongolian to be correct, was approaching its last stop in Beijing. Howe...

  • Tale of a hitchhike in China

    For me the idea of travelling is all about challenging yourself to leave your comfort zone, to venture into the unknown and learn how to deal with the...

  • Stopover in Shanghai

    We caught the 2:45 train to Shanghai well in time, having spent over two hours sitting around the station of Gin Hai, a small Chinese City close to Ti...

  • Climbing Huangshan (Yellow Mountains)

    What I realised in the two weeks that I have been in China and travelling with Ronan is that we plan less and less the further we go. Instead of follo...

  • The Avatar Mountains of Zhangjiajie

      Another train, another long night journey on uncomfortable hard seats, we both grew so accustomed to. This time we were heading west to Zhangji...

  • Cycling around Guilin and Yangshuo

      Since Mongolia we have been on the run from the cold of winter, but everywhere we went it kept following us. So it was surprising to arrive in ...

  • Hong Kong Ferry
    Detour for Dim Sum in Hong Kong

      Chinese night buses are the most interesting ones I had ever used. Instead of reclining seats like any other night bus, they actually had bunk ...

  • Leaving China from Nanning

      At some point during a long trip such as mine, you will get to a point where you feel tired and exhausted because of all the traveling.   ...

  • Falling ill in Hanoi and Halong Bay

      After one month in China I finally made my first step into South East Asia by crossing the border with the International train to Vietnam. Whil...

  • Resting in Hue and Hoi An

      Although having completely recovered from the fever and tonsillitis I was battling the previous week, I still hadn’t regained my passion ...

  • Taking in the War History in Saigon

      The war remnants museum is very hard to miss. The moment you walk past you can’t help but notice the countless American war machines gath...

  • Royal Palace Throne Hall
    Feeling Home in Phnom Penh

      After traveling through so many new countries I had set foot on for the first time it was a nice feeling to cross the border into a place I had...

  • Exploring the Ruins of Angkor Wat

      I wish I would have been one of the French explorers who stepped foot in the ruins of Angkor during the 19th century. Up until that time, Angko...

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