Testimonials and Travelogues

7,923 kilometres from China to Moscow

On the longest railway line in the world from China to Moscow.

The mythical Trans-Siberian railway is more than 9,298 kilometres in length, the trains stop at 80 stations, 160 hours of pure journey time, from Moscow into the distant eastern outpost – Vladivostok on the Pacific. I shall be travelling in the opposite direction, from Beijing. And there’s just on 8,000 kilometres ahead of me …


The Transsiberian Dream

China, Mongolia, Russia: It’s not only the route that is spectacular.

The sun shines brightly through the compartment window of the Russian “Transsiberian by Private Train” special train, which has just come to a stop in the station at the sleepy Mongolian town of Zamiin-Uud. A few minutes later, and the light suddenly dims. It disappears completely. Obscured by another train which has just drawn in on the next track, only some three metres away. All of a sudden, soldiers appear, guarding a prison carriage attached to the train …


Adventurers ahead

Omul and Genghis beer, Don Cossacks and nomads – a journey on the Trans-Siberian railway is the dream of every world traveller.

Ulaanbaatar. The endless wastes of the Mongolian steppe go by the window of my compartment. Nothing but yellow-green steppe grass as far as the eye can see. It’s early morning on the “Transsiberian” special train, and the view of the treeless gently undulating wilderness is simply stunning …


9,000 kilometres of impressions

Travelling by rail need not be monotonous. A journey on the Trans-Siberian railway is an adventure.

9,000 kilometres on the longest railway line on the planet means more than travelling through several time zones; the stretch between Beijing and Lake Baikal is a journey through history as well …