Travel Blogs from Erenhot, China

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On the rails on the Trans Mongolian, Beijing to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

On the rails on the Trans Mongolian

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... train however. The Beijing to Ulaan Baatar leg is over 30 hours travel, so we settled down for an overnight trip. The rest of China either looked pretty cold and frozen, or dry and dusty as we moved along the south-eastern edge of the Gobi desert in the ...

Day 16, Mongolia, Mongolia travel blog

Day 16

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... a break and re-convened later. We never did reconvene though because separate customs stops and passport checks for Mongolia and then China meant that 7am to 2am were a frustrating time confined to our carriage while all the formalities took place. At the ...

Last day in the desert, and train 24 to Beijing, Erlian Yanchang, China travel blog

Last day in the desert, and train 24 to Beijing

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Was I dreaming that I was standing in Lake Baikal, no it was getting cold again in the ger and my feet have gotten frosty. This time we had enough wood and paper, so I made a fire to get the cold out of the tent. That only works for a couple of minutes, ...

36 hours, 1 boarder, 2 countries, Chinese/Mongolian boarder, China travel blog

36 hours, 1 boarder, 2 countries

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... us. We quickly realised the few words of Chinese we had were no good to us here and for a split second I remember missing China.... the comforts of familiarity, however obscure, make travel easier. That was our first introduction to Mongolia. That and the ...

KTV Fun In A Town Of Very little, Erenhot, China travel blog

KTV Fun In A Town Of Very little

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... place or something) I made my way across town to the actual station and just a few hours later I was on my way to Erenhot. Unfortunately I arrived just a tiny bit too late to risk the border crossing. The crossing here has to be done by Jeep, you cannot ...

Catching the Trans Mongolian Express, Erenhot, China travel blog

Catching the Trans Mongolian Express

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... half hours!  Once 'processed' we then re-boarded the bus and were driven to the Chinese border entry point at Ereen (Erenhot in Chinese).  Unfortunately here we were held up by the Chinese border police for about 30 minutes as they were not ...

China - a truly different travel experience, Erenhot, China travel blog

China - a truly different travel experience

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... checkpoint in both countries (where there were no WC facilities anywhere!!!), we got back in the jeep and drove to Erlian, China, also known as Erenhot in English. However, before our driver dropped us off at the local bus-stop we had to do one crazy ...

Erlian Rail Depot, Erlian, China travel blog

Erlian Rail Depot

A travel blog entry by dorrance

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... the air so the rolling chassis with all of the wheels could be removed. As there was a change in rail standards going from China into Mongolia (from Chinese to old Soviet) they rolled a new chassis under each end of the car, lowered the cars, fastened ...

Entering China, Erlian, China travel blog

Entering China

A travel blog entry by helz_on_tour

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Well the border crossing was a bit of an experience! We got off the train and were practically kidnapped by a guy who (i think) said he would take us across the border! It seemed like a mad dash and he kept trying to get us to run to his jeep, which was ...

Mongolia/China border, Erlian, China travel blog

Mongolia/China border

A travel blog entry by amandaroberts79

... about Mongolian/Russian rails and Chinese rails, they are approximately 2mm different so our train had to have its wheels changed. (China was worried about invasion via rail....)We were warned that this process would take about two hours in which we ...

Leaving Mongolia, Zamin Uud, Mongolia travel blog

Leaving Mongolia

A travel blog entry by helz_on_tour

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... 7am wednesday!! guess it worked out ok cos got some sleep and didnt have to cross the border in the dark!! Gutted to leave Mongolia cos we've had such a laugh, met some great people and done some pretty cool things, but onto the next ...

They do _what_ to the train?, Erlian, China travel blog

They do _what_ to the train?

A travel blog entry by scottk

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... , but we spent only about an hour on the Mongolia side of the border, while we spent four hours, more or less, on the China side. You may be able to learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Mongolian_Railway, but I'm basing this guess on the ...

Erehot, Inner Mongolia, Erehot, Inner Mongolia, China travel blog

Erehot, Inner Mongolia

A travel blog entry by yushim

5.5 hour bus ride to Erenhot ...

Trans-Mongolian Railway, Erenhot, China travel blog

Trans-Mongolian Railway

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... out of UB to see a festival in the country.   Our train arrived at the border station in Erenhot (or Erlian for short), Inner Mongolia China at 8:05 approx. The staff said 15 minutes are allowed to go into station restrooms and return before the ...

Ulan Batar to Beijing...the local way!, Central Mongolia, Mongolia travel blog

Ulan Batar to Beijing...the local way!

A travel blog entry by markwilliams84

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If you fancy a bit of an adventure and want to save some money then get a Mongolia local train overnight to the border or to Ellen which is just over the border on the Chinese side, then from there you can get an over night bus to Beijing which arrives ...

Erenhot, Inner Mongolia, Erenhot, Inner Mongolia, China travel blog

Erenhot, Inner Mongolia

A travel blog entry by yushim

Back to Erenhot China after a 13 hour overnight train ...

One more choo-choo night..., Border crossing, China travel blog

One more choo-choo night...

A travel blog entry by bennykenny

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... have been A1. Very impressive place, it really is. Oh, but the train last night drove us demented. We stoped at the Mongolia/China border at 8pm, and didnt move again till 2:30am!!!!!! We were stuck on the train too. All us hungry soft people with ...

Its not called the mediocore wall, Chabian, China travel blog

Its not called the mediocore wall

A travel blog entry by ckodiak

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... we were a group of 9. To our pleasure we met a 20 year old English dude named Ollie that was studying martial arts in China. Long story made shorter, he left his dojo to travel around China as it wasn't really intense enough for him (more to come on ...

China - Mongolia Border, Erlian Yanchang, China travel blog

China - Mongolia Border

A travel blog entry by mel_and_si

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All things official are to be respected on this journey, so it was with some trepidation that we left the comfort of the train to enter the Chinese-Mongolian border crossing point building. At this stage of the game our passports had been taken away and ...

Border town blues, Erenhot, China travel blog

Border town blues

A travel blog entry by gearoids

... delicious. Like a snickers with fruit in it for good measure. The bus was uneventful. Managed to grab some sleep. We arrive at Erenhot in good time and after a wander outside grab a taxi to the border. The taxi drops us near the border check point and ...

Siziwangqi to Erenhot, Erenhot, China travel blog

Siziwangqi to Erenhot

A travel blog entry by p2pjaguar

Into the desert as we headed along brand new highways towards Erenhot the Chinese border town with Mongolia.The route was shorter today at only 248 km. We knew that the next day had been labelled as the toughest section by the Rally organisers. Erenhot ...

Not quite the final frontier... but close, Zamiin Uud, Mongolia travel blog

Not quite the final frontier... but close

A travel blog entry by biggmik

... . I'm sure i could pick up an mg for that :D We managed to get to Zamin Uud on the south east border with China relatively easily on the domestic train, which cost a fraction of the price of the weekly trans-mongol version. however the latter does ...

Zaijian Zhongguo, Sain bain-oo Mongolia, Erenhot, China travel blog

Zaijian Zhongguo, Sain bain-oo Mongolia

A travel blog entry by gigisodyssee

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... Russisch schroot. Stalin's metaal heeft ons naar de klote geholpen, dachten wij, maar de auto reed nog vooruit. Als we China maar uitkomen. Onze paspoortcontrole bracht enige spanning te weeg, maar na 15 min. waren we op internationaal grensgebied. Pfff.. ...

Transit, Erenhot, China travel blog

Transit

A travel blog entry by dinoshona

Transit ...

Trans Mongolische Express naar China, Erlian, China travel blog

Trans Mongolische Express naar China

A travel blog entry by monchhichi

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... moeilijker zouden zijn, maar dat viel heel goed mee. De douanen waren zelfs vriendelijk, in tegenstelling tot de Russen. Eens China binnen gereden begon het landschap snel te veranderen. Plots waren er terug velden en dorpjes. Wat dadelijk opviel is dat ...

dwa swiaty...., Erenhot, China travel blog

dwa swiaty....

A travel blog entry by asiaexpediszyn

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... (cala przespalismy :P). Po kilkugodzinnym przeprawianiu sie przez granice MNG-CHN starym dobrym LAZEM w koncu dotarlismy do Erenhot. Po przejechaniu granicy czlowiek czuje jakby wjechal do zupelnie innego swiata. Widac tu ze miedzy dwoma sasiadujacymi ze ...

Ulan Ude, Dacan, Olchon-czyli co slychac w Rosji.., Erenhot, China travel blog

Ulan Ude, Dacan, Olchon-czyli co slychac w Rosji..

A travel blog entry by asiaexpediszyn

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Jak Obel z Miloszem nie omieszkali sie nieraz wspomniec 20 lipca w Ulan Ude tuz przy najwiekszej na swiecie glowie Tow. Lenina nastapilo historyczne pozegnanie i tak oto o tego dnia ASIA EXPEDITION TEAM podzielil sie na dwie ekpipy. Jedna, czysto meska ...

Missing the train to Mongolia’s border with, Erenhot, China travel blog

Missing the train to Mongolia’s border with

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... de UB para Erlian (a 800 km). E o que é que acontece? Várias coisas. Mas uma principalmente: Erlian é já na China. Portanto, qualquer tentativa em poupar alguns tugriks esvaneceu-se a meio da viagem quando conhecemos o Matt, não o original ...

O Bandulho, Erenhot, China travel blog

O Bandulho

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... (com certeza que não) mas “que las hay, hay”. Mas essencialmente foi ao nível do bandulho que a ligação com a China foi maior. Brevemente, o mote deixará de ser este. Talvez quando não estiver com o Szymon e Dominika. Eles são ...

That Old Middle Kingdom, Erlian Yanchang, China travel blog

That Old Middle Kingdom

A travel blog entry by alexhudson

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... not sure (but I have a hunch). Eventually we had to make our escape, the horde still begging for more pictures. Every day in China, sometimes several times, someone would stop Simon and me to ask for a photo with us. We easily posed for over a ...

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