Nepal – Hiking in the Himalayas

Nepal is fascinating, it’s different! Kathmandu, its capital is  chaotic, dirty and busy but at the same time like a village or rather the fusion of villages. After sunset around 6.30pm things almost start slowing down already and at nine it is absolutely quite. With sunrise life comes back and prayers and incense blow throughContinue reading “Nepal – Hiking in the Himalayas”

Beijing-Lhasa-Kathmandu

After Mongolian steppes, I crossed the Gobi where I could spot some camels in the evening sun through the windows of the transmongolian train on the way to Beijing. The shadow of our train looked like a caravan. On the border, they changed our bogie, the rails have a slightly different size in China, originallyContinue reading “Beijing-Lhasa-Kathmandu”

Autumn on Olkhon Island (Lake Baikal)

After the 3.5 days on the train, I was ready for new adventures. I got off in Irkutsk, a city close to the shores of the Lake Baikal. It was an important city when it comes to trading, for example, the old tea route goes through this place and it can be discovered in theContinue reading “Autumn on Olkhon Island (Lake Baikal)”

Transsib – from Moskow to Irkutsk

To travel on the Transsiberian Train from Moscow to Irkutsk (Lake Baikal) was lovely. For the more than 5000km it takes about 3.5 days. I was travelling second class which means sharing a compartment with another three travellers which was always interesting. Often I was joined by European tourists, but also by Russians (where theContinue reading “Transsib – from Moskow to Irkutsk”

Berlin and Moskow

“Priwjet” from Moscow! I have just started my first Russian language studies to hopefully soon being in a position to read the kyrillic letters and use some words in the day to day on the streets and on the train. People here have been very friendly and helpful, there was always someone who spontaneously offeredContinue reading “Berlin and Moskow”