Thursday, August 28, 2008

Train ride to Mongolia

The Mongolian couple who shared a compartment with Jon and I on the train were weird. I'll leave it at that and spare you the details. Other than our strange neighbors the train ride was relaxing and mostly uneventful. Here are some pictures from the journey though.

The inside of the train:

Jon watching the world go by from our room's window:

The view from the train was incredible though. It was a little bland most of the time, but the skies were blue and there were actual clouds in the sky. For most of you this is not a big deal, but for someone who has been living in the middle of smog-filled China for a year this was like heaven on earth. Here's a shot just before we rolled into Ulaanbaatar:

We finally rolled into the city at about 10 a.m. and we were ready for a shower and some food.

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