Tag: train

October 23, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Moleskine, Trans-Mongolian Express / No Comments

Beijing Bound

TweetMoleskine Entry April 22nd 2011 It’s 11:49am local time, we crossed the Chinese border about 12hrs ago and should be arriving at the capital in around 2hrs. Immense. Some things I need to cover before I start on Beijing! Day 3 in Ulaanbaatar. After waking up at stupid o’clock and catching a genuine Mongolian sunrise […]

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June 19, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Moleskine, Trans-Mongolian Express, Travelling / 1 Comment

Time Travel

Tweet Moleskine entry: April 14th, 2011 Within the train, we’re on Moscow time. The timetables, dining schedule and bar opening hours are all on Moscow time. When we get off the train however (at various stations and stops along the way), we’re suddenly on local time, which could be anything upwards of +2/3/4hrs more. Time […]

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June 9, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Moleskine, Trans-Mongolian Express, Travelling / 4 Comments

Day One*: The Czar’s Retreat

Tweet Moleskine entry: April 14th, 2011 Where do I begin? It’s 11:30 Moscow time* and we’ve just woken up somewhere in Siberia. It’s OK, we are actually on a train (the trans-Mongolian express don’tcha know) and after a first, somewhat restless night of sleep, we’re around 850km outside of Moscow with another 3800km to go […]

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May 8, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Moleskine, Trans-Mongolian Express, Travelling / 1 Comment

Moscow 0.1

Tweet Moleskine entry: April 11th, 2011 There’s a larger entry to come later today I’m sure but, it’s 19:50 local time, I’ve been in this taxi for nearly an hour and if the Godzilla Hostel doesn’t actually look like the Japanese legend of old, I am going to be thoroughly, thoroughly disappointed. That is all.

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