Korea
We have reached KoreaLate January, 2011. Estonia, Russia, KoreaWe have taken the train from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok, the transsiberian, good for about 170 hours, crammed in a 'platzkart' waggon together with moderately inebriated Russians - and it's great. Please consider this as a statement for the environment and don't fly unless when strictly necessary.
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Transsiberian
Kind of TranssiberianEarly January, 2011. Berlin, Kaunas, RigaOn the road again. This time we are moving to Korea overland and hope to support some project on our way. If you know any charitable organisations working somewhere near the Transsiberian railroad, please do let us know. These projects will of course be published on this charitytravel ...
July 21. Train stories #3.
Someone pulls my arm and points at the window. Suddenly, it was there: Lake Baikal. Majestic, pristine, a venerable lady hidden somewhere in the center of the Eurasian landmass. It is wonderful, cameras are pulled out including mine, there is an atmosphere of gaiety on the train, people smile. And she never lets her visitors ...
July 20. Train stories #2.
The fat singing man in the restaurant waggon. I don't know if I can describe him, but I want to try. I am looking for some variation on the theme of being on the train, and hence start walking up and down the mighty machine. I reach the last waggon on one end and take ...
July 19. Train stories #1.
I feel comfortable on the train, playing in my head with reminiscences of my earlier Russian trainrides. The platzkart, the hot water tap, the linen, the short conversations in broken Russian, the angry looking young men, the smiling women - it is all the same here in the far east. The train rolls through endless ...
July 18.
Vladivostok. The romantic feeling of being in a faraway place, even though it has been all too easy to get here. Getting off the ferry takes a while, and I sit in the corner brushing up my Russian with a set of notes I took in november, the last time I was in Russia. Passport ...