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Oct 14, 2016 - A waiting game....

It’s Tuesday evening and I’m currently in Black Dragon Pool Area with a my lovely group trekking the Great Wall of China for Pancreatic Cancer…. It’s been a few days since I last wrote as it’s been all go! Last time I was writing my journal I had just had my wits scared out of me by Russian immigration at the point of LEAVING the country…. Sitting in anticipation as to what was to come as we crossed the border into China. We arrived in Man’chzhuriya at about (confirm time) pm, moving through the two competing border arches on the Russian...

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Jun 2, 2013 - Hohhot, Inner Mongolia

Notwithstanding that we had decided not to travel to Ulaanbaatar (UB) from Hohhot, we thought that as we were so near we might as well go and spend a few days there anyway. We booked tickets to go up Saturday morning returning Monday afternoon. The trip itself was uneventful. After taking hard seats to Datong, the soft sleeper to Hohhot was positively luxurious. We had the cabin to ourselves and were able to spread out and relax. Same on the way back. Was even able to enjoy lunch of instant noodles in comfort. Hohhot itself reminded us of...

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Jul 29, 2011 - transmongolienant

transmongolien OUI!! mais "fake" transmongolien chinois alors la !!! le principe est de s'arreter a la frontiere chinoise (erlian), passer la frontiere en jeep et rejoindre la premiere gare mongole ( zamyn Uud )pour un train direction Ulaan bataar ... meme ligne de train que le transmongolien mais qqs 150 euros en moins...et qqs fatigues en plus ... le passages de la frontiere chinoise a ete folklorique , tous les cents metres 5 yuans de plus ( 50 ct d'euros) pour des raisons diverses et variees : pas de justificatif officiel de la nuit...

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Trip Journal


Isa Salamand 2011

Jul 26, 2011 - Next stop Mongolia

6am and we were on our way to Beijing Railway for the Trans Mongolian leg of our trip-thus begins the Trans Siberian experience! First task: find the platform, correct carriage AND berth then cross fingers that you're not sharing the teensie 4 bed cabin with a large, odorous Chinese man with a propensity for spitting and hoiking every five minutes.  At precisely 7.47am the train rolled out with Boris and I smugly cocooned in carriage 7 with our only cabin mate a great Finnish guy named Arttu who a had none of the offensive personal habits I...

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Jul 6, 2011 - 4 July - Hohhot

On Monday we set off for a 600km drive to Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia. It's a large town of over a million people. Hohhot apparently means 'Blue City' in Mongolian, which is supposed to be a reference to the wide blue skies over the grasslands. This is quite an industrial area and the skies are not blue any more but instead covered with a grey haze. We stayed one night in a hotel then headed out to a yurt camp up on the grasslands. The yurts were quite an experience. We have stayed in them in other areas, real yurts made of felt...

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Aug 15, 2010 - Salaqi

10 august Today we woke up and went down to eat breakfast. The next thing we did was pack to go to mongolia then me and dad went to a model shop and the we went back to the hotel then we went to beijing railway station to go to mongolia… 11 august Today we arrived at baotou deng station and met mum's friend to go to her house to stay and on the way we went to a temple and we also went t a place where we climbed on some rocks then we went to mum's friends house. The next thing we did was go swimming in a pool near the house then we went...

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Aug 14, 2010 - Salaqi

Hello, 10th august. The next day we went down and gave the extra bags to the hotel we would be staying in when we returned. Today we were going to Salaqi to stay a few days there before coming back to beijing. The train we were going on was a over night one. It left at 7:30pm and got in at 6:30am. We caught a taxi to biejing train station and then went to a waiting room and waited until it was 7. Then dad said that they had started loading. We went to the platform and on the platform we bought some bananas and some apples. Then we got on...

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Aug 14, 2010 - Salaqi, Inner Mongolia

We are now back in Beijing after 3 days at my friend's house in a very small village near Salaqi in Inner Mongolia (Nei Mongol in Chinese).