The Trans Siberian Railroad is the longest railway on our planet today. It is the core of a system including the Trans Manchurian and the Trans Mongolian Railways. Koen traveled the Trans Siberian & Trans Mongolian railways as part of a project that will discover the railways between London and Ho Chi Ming City.
Recent articles about the project:
- Zdravstvuyte, Moscow (Hello Moscow!)
- Trans Siberian Railway – Part 1 – Moscow to Yekaterinburg
- The Trans Siberian railroad, 125 years
- Yekaterinburg: Where Asia Meets Europe
- Train with Tiger Print – Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk
- Irkutsk & Lake Baikal
- Trans Mongolian Railway: Irkutsk – Ulaanbaatar
- Ulan Bator – Ulaanbaatar
- Face to face with Genghis Khan
- A day in Khustain Nuruu, where the Przewalski’s live
- Karakorum, the Mongolia Countryside, and the broad definition of a Hotel
- Unexpected return
- A break in Ulan Bator, Visit Mongolia
- Trans Mongolian Train – heading for Beijing
- Arrival in Beijing – Trans Siberian Rail
The project phases
While I will travel the whole trajectory, I will do so in seperate steps:
- From London to Vilnius and from Saint Petersburg via Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsks and Ulaanbaatar to Beijing, completed in the fall of 2016;
- A small part to complete by train between Lithuania, via Minsk into Russia: depending on when I’m in NY to get me a visa for Belarus – or when the visa requirement changes on February 12, 2017;
- Beijing – Seoul – Tokyo – Shanghai (Planned early 2017)
- Shanghai – Hong Kong – Hanoi (2017)
- Hanoi – Ho Chi Ming City (completed in 2017, keep an eye out for the articles about travel in Vietnam)
The Trans Siberian and Trans Mongolian project map with links to the articles:
This map shows the project, and links to the articles already published about it on Boarding Today:
Featured mage in this post: Trans Siberian Railroad in Mongolia, by Boccaccio1 (Flickr) – used under common creative license.
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.
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