Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Trans-Mongolian Express

From Hohhot to Ulaanbaatar, I took the Trans-Mongolian Express. Including the 12 hour border stop, the trip took a total of 36 hours. Sadly, I slept through the Gobi Desert (it was pitch-dark anyways), but woke in time to take a few pictures of the hinterlands beyond the capital. Among the sites from the window: a modern nomad encampment, sheep, dried grasses, and telephone poles.

Incidentally, the Trans-Mongolian, after Ulaanbaatar, links up with the famous Trans-Siberian Railway.


Olive Tree said...

Hi, it's a very great blog!
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

SAB said...

Interesting, those pics could have been taken in North Dakota or Eastern Montana. Desolate looking, definitely want to check it out.