Khuzhir, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Travel, Backpacking, Russia, Trans Mongolian Railway, Irkutsk, Epiphany Cathedral, Church, Beach, Shaman Rock,

PHOTO GALLERY: IRKUTSK & LAKE BAIKAL

Images from our first stop along the Trans-Mongolian Railway in eastern Russia-- Irkutsk and Lake Baikal. After one night in the city, we spent three nights on Olkhon Island; if it looks like we sat around in...
Trans-Sib Hostel, Irkutsk Russia.
3.2

HOSTEL REVIEW: TRANS-SIB HOSTEL, IRKUTSK

The Trans-Sib Hostel in Irkutsk was our first hostel stop in Russia. We only stayed for a single night as the very next day we set out for Lake Baikal, but it was a comfortable stay. Close to the train...
Where to Stay in Ulan Bator, UlaanBaatar, Naadam Festival, Hostel, Hostel Review, Idre's Guesthouse,
3.5

HOSTEL REVIEW: IDRE’S GUESTHOUSE

Idre's Guesthouse in Ulan Bator  provides a friendly, comfortable base for either a short layover in Mongolia, (which we did on our journey from China to Russia), or a much longer visit, (which we wish we...
Hushir, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Travel, Backpacking, Russia, Trans Mongolian Railway, Irkutsk, Epiphany Cathedral, Church, Beach, Shaman Rock,

A HOLIDAY WITHIN A HOLIDAY AT OLKHON ISLAND

There are two ways to get to Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal: quickly or safely. We got there quickly. After one night in Irkutsk we boarded a microbus outside our hostel and, after cramming 15 tourists plus the...
Naadam Festival, Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Huushuur, Trans Mongolian Railway, Trans Mongolian, Trans-Mongolian, Mongolia, Travel Photography, Travel, Backpacking, Explore, Around the World Trip, Canon G15, Canon 5D Mark III, Travel Photographer,

NAADAM FESTIVAL IN ULAN BATOR

Naadam Festival is a countrywide celebration in Mongolia that takes place in several cities and most smaller communities in July each year, with Ulan Bator hosting the biggest gathering of all. When we booked...
Naadam Festival, Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Huushuur, Trans Mongolian Railway, Trans Mongolian, Trans-Mongolian, Mongolia, Travel Photography, Travel, Backpacking, Explore, Around the World Trip, Canon G15, Canon 5D Mark III, Travel Photographer,

PHOTO GALLERY: MONGOLIA

A quick stop over in Mongolia while traveling on the Trans Mongolian Railway allowed us to witness some of the Naadam Festival, see the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue and Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and eat...
Travel, China, Mongolia, Trans-Mongolian Railway, Trans Mongolian, Train, Railway, Trans-Siberian, Trans Siberian,

WELCOME TO MONGOLIA

Like in a classic James Bond film, we were riding in style, first class aboard the Trans-Mongolian Railway from Beijing to Ulan Bator. Inside our private sleeper cabin, surrounded by deep red wood paneling and...
Beijing City Central Youth Hotel
1.5

HOSTEL REVIEW: BEIJING CITY CENTRAL YOUTH HOTEL

I wouldn't recommend the Beijing City Central Youth Hotel to anyone. Well, maybe a young man looking to test himself before shipping off to BUD/S where you might actually be a little more comfortable. How...
Xi'an, Xian, China, travel, backpacking, tourist, tour, terra cotta army, terra cotta warriors, history, dynasty, muslim quarter,
4.1

HOSTEL REVIEW: XIANGZIMEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH HOSTEL

We might have spent more time relaxing in the comfortable atmosphere of the Xiangzimen International Youth Hostel in Xi'an than we did out exploring the city and I'm not ashamed to admit it. The day we...