Mongolia is a vast landlocked country about the size of France, Germany, Poland and Italy combined! It’s big sky country which has largely escaped the modern world as traditional nomadic life still very much exists today outside of Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia is THE destination for the intrepid traveller and nature lovers – from the vast stepps, plentiful wildlife, rugged mountains and endless plains. There’s something uniquely special about even being in Mongolia, so long considered a by-word for remoteness, yet the local nomadic herders who invite you to stay in their Yurts are anything but distant. Their warmth and welcoming spirit makes for a special experience in a far flung corner of the world.

With daily flights, Mongolia and Ulaanbaator are easier than ever to get too, but I much prefer to get there via the quintessential intrepid train journey; the Trans-Mongolian Railway!

Ulaanbaatar and Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Following the completion of the third leg of my Trans-Mongolian railway journey, we pulled into Ulaanbaatar in the early hours where I was met and ferried off to my USD $5 per night hostel.  It’s... Read more >>

Destination Beijing via the Trans-Mongolian Railway

Once I had returned from exploring Mongolia’s Gorkhi Terelj National Park and UlaanBaatar I would take my 4th and final Trans-Mongolian train, Beijing was a mere 27 hours and 7 minutes... Read more >>