A short train ride for us...only 33 hours

Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
Trip End Feb 26, 2011

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Flag of Mongolia  , East Gobi Aymag,
Sunday, March 14, 2010

Boarded the Beijing train and on the platform met up with a South African that we had met in Moscow, at 6.30am, in Mongolia this was a little strange, it really is such a small world.  We got to our cabin which was locked so the cool steward unlocked it with his key, we held our breath after what we had found last time.  Anyway this time only a little old chinese lady fast asleep.  We made up our beds, still really strange to us coming from an island where the longest train journey you can make must be at the most 6 hours, surely?  Small minded islanders! 

Gorgeous scenery to be viewed we watched the sunset over the Gobi desert from a very ornate restaurant car where everybody that we spoke to seemed to get ripped off by the little man in charge.  These people who cant get through the day on just a beer or two eh?  We spent 6 hours going through customs on both the Mongolian side and the Chinese side which turned out to be quite quick considering our experience on the Russian border, this also included changing the actual wheels on the train, I woke up at one point and our carriage was in a garage jacked up!! I kid you not!

A very rocky and cold sleep, there was no coal put on the fire and we kept feeling that we had been in a train crash! 


P.S To Dil,  Mr Kim got the US Dollar and got us home safely, so don't fret!
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Gregg on

I quote:
"I woke up at one point and our carriage was in a garage jacked up!! I kid you not!"

Only something like this could happen to Eggsy and The Stephenson!! Classic!!

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