After two weeks traveling through Russia, now taking the Trans Mongolian Railway. A Russian-Mongolian border control and the switch of a restaurant car it will take to get me there
My last stop on this trip in Russia is Irkutsk. I visit Lake Baikal, but she’s hiding in fog and smoke.
Yekaterinburg had given me a run for my money when I searched my hotel, so now I wanted to see what the city was all about.
The history of the Trans Siberian Railway goes back to the end of the 19th century. Tsar Alexander III began construction of the railway we still use today.
I arrived in the middle of the night in Yekaterinburg. I booked with the Art Hotel in Yekaterinburg. Now, I just needed to find it.
After the travel between London and Moscow, after meeting amazing people, after taking a break in Moscow, I was ready to board the Trans Siberian Railway!
The subway system in Moscow, the Moscow Metro, is not only extremely well-organized. It has a set of stunning stations. If you’re visiting Moscow, it’s worth to spend half a day in the metro. Go from station to station, and look at how incredibly beautiful it is. During my stay in Moscow, I had some days […]
Moscow! The city where the Trans Siberian Railway departs, and so much more.
A (too) short stop to Saint Petersburg is next on the travel that brings me from London via Beijing to Hanoi.
Koens new journey is about to start. This time it’s all about exploring Europe and Asia. Wherever possible, I’ll be trying to travel by train or ferry. A slower way of traveling should bring a nice pace to collect some impressions and meet some people.
Koen Blanquart is a startup veteran whose mission is to help companies tap into the soul of corporate social responsibility. Through artistic projects around the world, such as photo and video documentaries, he helps companies highlight their CSR efforts and proactively show how their actions support their values. Whether he’s photographing grizzly bears in remote Alaska, riding on the trans-Siberian railway, or crewing a small sailboat in Antarctica, he brings an eco sensibility to his work, lives rough and captures pristine footage for clients’ projects.
If you like to stay updated, there is the newsletter and facebook page.