Mongolia and the Trans-Siberian with Chris Oldfield

By Luke Richardson

You’ll find the Trans-Siberian railway on any self-respecting list of the World’s Ultimate Train Journeys. Today we're talking about the Trans-Mongolian leg of the journey from Moscow to Beijing. Officially known as the Trans-Mongolian Express, this train journey is anything but an express. Covering over 2,000km, a non-stop journey can take over a week, although to experience some of the cultures you’re passing, getting off the train is a must. Chris Oldfield made the journey as part of a month long trip spanning Europe and Asia. In the interview we talk about why Mongolia is such an interesting travel destination, how to get over travel fears, and why the train offers such a unique perspective on this largely unchartered part of the world. The podcast is sponsored by Bookitlist If you’re looking for unique travel adventures both near and far, make your first port of call. While you’re there, if you like the sound of anything you see, you can add it to your online book-it-list to take advantage of great discounts when you book. Have you got a story to share? Have you planned the trip of a lifetime and want to tell me about it? Get to know me, my writing at my travels: Create your Bookitlist, book with discounts and live for adventure at: And for all our episodes, show notes and info about our guests:

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