Rounding The World – Day 25: Trans Siberia (Day 3)…

I was awoken in the middle of the night at the Novosibirsk stop when the conductor unlocked my door to show my new bunk mate in. Choosing to remain asleep I laid in bed as a tall slender man tucked his suitcases quietly underneath his bunk, slipped off into his PJs and crawled under the covers into his slumber. Awkward, yes. Luckily he did not … Continue reading Rounding The World – Day 25: Trans Siberia (Day 3)…

Rounding the world – day 26: Trans Siberian Rail (Day 4)…

There is nothing quite like waking up to the bright blue morning sky and the hum of the train engine. The constantly rolling back and forth as we slide between the tracks making our way further and further East. Large pine trees filled the landscape and the snow had got increasingly deeper the more east we went. Today we would make the turn south leaving … Continue reading Rounding the world – day 26: Trans Siberian Rail (Day 4)…

Rounding The World – Day 24: Trans Siberian (Day 2)…

I woke up to the cloudy skies of Siberia. We had crossed the Ekaterinburg Pass somewhere in the late evening, leaving the ‘European’ section of Russia and entering into Siberia. I woke up only briefly for the 1am stop, just enough to hear the rattling of the suites filling up with passengers who would all disembark at the 6am morning stop in Tyumen leaving the … Continue reading Rounding The World – Day 24: Trans Siberian (Day 2)…

Rounding The World – Day 23: Trans Siberian Rail (day 1)….

Last night around midnight we boarded the Trans Siberian railroad bound for Ulan Bator (capital of Mongolia). Train 6 starts in Moscow and ends in Ulan Bator, meaning I will be the one and only occupant of carriage 5 bunk 9 for the duration of it’s journey. I had expected to see a train of this century imprinted with the grand letters of “TRANS SIBERIAN … Continue reading Rounding The World – Day 23: Trans Siberian Rail (day 1)….

Rounding The World – Day 21: Moscow…

I woke up this morning to the energetic voices of women speaking Spanish in the room next door. They had talked non-stop the entire night before and I wasn’t sure how they could possibly have even more to say. Though it was 5:30am, yes, 5:30am when they decided to have their next batch of discussion. It made me feel so blessed I wasn’t traveling with … Continue reading Rounding The World – Day 21: Moscow…

Rounding The World – Day 20: St Petersburg To Moscow…

The soft white fluffy flakes of snow gently landed on the city of St Petersburg. Covered in a dark grey cloud, the day started in a gloomy slow haze. It’s official, my cold has gone from a maybe to a yes, in fact despite any denial I am indeed sick. Given my normal 3-day incubation it would put the culprit as the day in Ivalo … Continue reading Rounding The World – Day 20: St Petersburg To Moscow…

Rounding the world – Day 19: St Petersburg, Russia…

Although no longer in the Arctic Circle, the day started in darkness. Winter’s delayed sunrises have begun. Starting to check messages from the night before my phone had multiple spam texts, they’ve found me. Didn’t think much of it until a notification popped up that some random person’s desktop computer disconnected, meaning they were connected to my cell phone. Oh boy. Thinking I could fix … Continue reading Rounding the world – Day 19: St Petersburg, Russia…

Worldly adventures await…

Many of you have asked, where on earth am I going on this ‘eat, pray, love’ adventure I mentioned earlier.  Well first I should clarify, it’s no official ‘eat, pray, love’ – I will likely be doing a lot of eating, but the other two are up for debate ;)  This trip is really about a cleansing of mind and spirit, rebalancing, exploring, and gaining … Continue reading Worldly adventures await…