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Lyudao (綠島) – The Green Island Comments Off

Tweet Lyudao (綠島), also called the “Green Island” is one of the smallest islands of Taiwan located in the east of the country. There are several ferries (about NT$500/one-way-ticket) and flights with Mandarin Airlines (about NT$2000/one-way-ticket) from Taitung City (台東市). View Larger Map Getting a train ticket and a reserved seat in Taiwan is not […]

Taichung (臺中) Comments Off

Tweet Taichung is located in the middle of the west-coast and is the third biggest city in Taiwan with about  800.000 habitants. We (Jennifer and Victoria two British English teachers working in Tainan and me) took the fastet non HSR train from Tainan what took about two hours. The price of NT$ 363 was OK […]

Arriving in Tainan and at the University Comments Off

Tweet After a short connection ride with a local train from the HSR-station I finally arrived in the center. The recommended hotel (鐵道大飯店) in front of the station seemed a little but old but at least the room looked OK and they had internet access (NT$880/night). Waking up on the next day was strange. – […]

Улаанбаатар (Ulaanbaatar) 2

Tweet Sergelen, a Mongolian friend of us, living normally in Vienna picked is up from the train station at 06:00 o’clock in the morning and we directly started our sight seeing trip through Ulaanbaatar, the about 100 years old capital of Mongolia with about 1 Million habitants. It is fascinating how the city has been […]

Olchon Island Comments Off

Tweet This is really the highlight of our trip right now. The biggest island of the lake Baikal has got about 732 km² and is located 300 km away from Irkutsk. The city has got no pipe water and electricity has been provided since 2007. The only connection to the rest of the world is […]

Irkutsk Comments Off

Tweet In Irkutsk we are just staying for one night and get directly to Olchon Island at the Lake Baikal afterwards. We are staying in the Baikaler Hostel which is located in the so called centre of the city. It is like a huge shared flat with  4 rooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen. […]

Arrival in Moscow Comments Off

Tweet After a very short night of 3 hours of sleep (had to watch the semifinal of the fifa world championship and discuss it afterwards) we went to the airport and took off with NIKI to Moscow. Arriving 3 hours later and getting the luggage the airportexpress took us to the centre. The really huge […]