Posts Categorized: Where to Stop

3 tricks to avoid the crowds at the Great Wall of China

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With almost 11 million visitors per year, it might feel like an impossible task to get away from the crowds and experience the Great Wall of China without the tourists. But is it in fact possible? Can you explore the Great Wall of China in relative peace and quiet? Here are 3 tricks to help you beat… Read more »

7 things I learnt in Mongolia

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When Sue and I were planning our Trans-Mongolian adventure, it was the ‘Mongolian’ part of the trip that excited me the most. Despite this, I didn’t really know what to expect. Here are a few Mongolian facts and tales of adventure that I learnt along the way (for Mongolian visa details and what to do when… Read more »

Lake Baikal Photo Series

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One of my favourite stops on the Trans-Mongolian was at Irkusk, one of the largest cities in Siberia and the best place to access Lake Baikal. The lake is stunning and the enormity of the largest freshwater lake in the world can’t really be described, especially in winter – instead, here is my Lake Baikal… Read more »

5 unusual things to do in St Petersburg

When you visit St Petersburg there are the standard must-see tourist attractions – the Church of the Saviour on Blood, the Hermitage Museum, and Winter Palace. But what are the most unusual things to do in St Petersburg? This was the first city on my big Trans-Mongolian adventure which took almost a month as I… Read more »