Tag: Trans-Mongolian Express

December 28, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Moleskine, Trans-Mongolian Express, Travelling / 1 Comment

The BWA*

Tweet*Big Wall of Asia Moleskine Entry: 24th April, 2011 Up early today, we’re on the 9:30 train out of Beijing to visit the Great Wall of China. We came, we saw and the Big Wall of Asia did not disappoint. Tonight most of the friends I’ve made are off home and I’ll be venturing out […]

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November 15, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Blogging, Moleskine, Trans-Mongolian Express, Travelling / No Comments

Bare Jing

TweetWriting up my diaries, it seems that China really did get the better of me and my Moleskine. What lies below is the last full entry, after here it’s just random scattered notes that I’ll do my best to put into some kind of coherent timeline. Wish me luck… Moleskine Entry April 24th 2011 Bejing […]

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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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October 8, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Moleskine, Trans-Mongolian Express, Travelling / No Comments

UB: catching up

Tweet Moleskine Entry: April 20th, 2011 or ‘things that I’ve forgotten to write down and mustn’t forget that I did them’ Day one in Ulaanbaatar (UB): Feeling immensely spiritual (and quite honoured) after catching an extremely rare Buddhist ceremony at the main Monastery (pictured) in UB. So rare in fact, our guide called her mother […]

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September 18, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Moleskine, Trans-Mongolian Express, Travelling / 3 Comments

Sunrise

TweetMoleskine Entry: April 20th, 2011 Up at 5am this morning. Last night I jokingly remarked over dinner how awesome it might be to watch the sun come up over the Mongolian mountains. Given that we were literally in the middle of nowhere, camping, there probably wouldn’t be another opportunity like it. “GREAT IDEA!” they replied, […]

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August 29, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Moleskine, Trans-Mongolian Express / 3 Comments

Ulaanbataar

Tweet Moleskine Entry: April 19th, 2011 Writing this today sat in a traditional Mongolian Ger tent, there’s a fire stove burning and the group next to me are learning how to play a game involving the ankle bones from a goat. Perfect. We arrived into Mongolia’s capital early yesterday morning and boy was a it […]

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August 22, 2011 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / Life, Trans-Mongolian Express / 3 Comments

Six months of travel

TweetNot me. A chap named Jonathan. [that’s Jonathan, over my left shoulder – don’t ask about the hats] I met Jonathan first in Russia on my first night in Moscow back in April. He was halfway through a six month trip and had big plans. We ran into each other again in Mongolia and (along […]

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