Thursday, July 16, 2009

Background Reading


Much of what I know about train-ing it across the "Silk Road" came from here, one of the best travel websites--or freebies of any kind--there is:

For a description of Chinese trains in general, and "hard sleeper" in particular, click here:

You can also get a sense of how much cozier Russian trains are, especially in 2nd class, aka "soft sleeper," to which I succumb on voyages much longer than 24 hours:

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