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Winter on the Trans Mongolian Railway

I started to pen a dark and moody piece about crossing Russia on the Trans Mongolian Railway during the depths of a Siberian winter.

Of how harsh the Russian climate can be at that time of year. Of how there’s an austere beauty in the bleak solitude of her snow-blasted villages. A sense of resignation in the puffy faces of those station vendors, whose lives in which you play the most minor of roles.

In the end I thought stuff it, what’s with all the poetic crap!

Instead, here’s are a dozen or so pics from a recent winter journey on the Trans Mongolian Railway that’ll do a much better job.

For those looking for some poetry on the topic, check out The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux.

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Paul
editor@2camels.com
2 Comments
  • Theresa
    Posted at 12:08h, 28 August Reply

    A great example of how photos speak a thousand words. Great series! Being from a tiny State on the East Coast of the United States, I cannot imagine the conditions fully, but your photos give a strong sense of how cold it is. 🙂

    • Paul
      Posted at 11:51h, 29 August Reply

      Thanks for the kind words, Theresa. I’m glad you liked them. It was ridiculously cold, especially when we hit Mongolia. Unsure what it was in Fahrenheit but maybe -20 Celcius.

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