Imagining myself climbing the Great Wall was my ultimate symbol of being in China. Being too exhausted from traveling to go there in 2005, I finally turned it into reality.
I encountered Beijing first from it`s worst side: The smog makes one believe he just entered a smoldering hell. But after my lungs worked through their first shock – wow!
Mongolia’s capital Ulan Bator may not be a great showcase for beautiful Mongolia (well, scratch that may – it is not!). However, it prooved to be a good entrance – […]
After completing the likely longest trip on a train I will ever do, I just had to write a little “how-to” article about it…
Beautiful! Extreme divers and vast! Wild and harsh. Freezing cold. Warm people. Mongolia was what I expected – and more.
Via Ekaterienburg I finally reached Siberia – and was amazed about the hospitality of it’s people and it’s natural wonder: Lake Baikal.
In Kazan I visited Russia’s capital of Islam culture – and what is more: A beautiful city with a long history and a grand opera.
Discovering vast Moscow by night and day with all it’s treausures.
Now let’s get serious… The really heavy stuff: St. Petersburg Metro, Peterhof, Hermitage, etc. – The true gems of the city!
My adventure starts in Latvias capital, Riga. But soon enough I am drawn into luring Saint Petersburg, Russias European pearl.