POST SOVIET ULAN UDE – ‘GATEWAY TO EASTERN RUSSIA”

Ulan Ude is the “Gateway to Eastern Russia”,  it is a “city with a Mongolian soul” or “the Buddhist capital of Russia”. These are some of the terms used to describe the Russian city of Ulan Ude. Our first stop in Russia on the Trans- Siberian railway. Ulan-Ude is the capital of the province Buryatia inContinue reading “POST SOVIET ULAN UDE – ‘GATEWAY TO EASTERN RUSSIA””

TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY BORDER CROSSINGS

Our aim was to travel overland by any means of transport from New Zealand back to the Netherlands. I had always wanted to travel overland, so one day the seed got planted over dinner with friends in Perth, Australia in 2017 to do the Trans Siberian railway. It had been such a bucket-list item forContinue reading “TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY BORDER CROSSINGS”