‘Before I Die…‘ is a series of posts about all the (feasible) things I personally want to experience and the places I want to see… before I die. – view the list
*TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY | RUSSIA > MONGOLIA > CHINA
“I’ve got less than 15,000 days before I die to explore the 197,000,000 square miles of Earth and try its infinite experiences.”
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest train line in the world. It goes through Russia, China, Mongolia and even North Korea… and still expanding since 1916.
At a total distance of 5,772 miles, this railway traverses more than a quarter of the circumference of the world.
That’s well more than twice the width of The United States and across 8 time zones. Multiples countries, hundreds of cities and countless terrain.
Completing the Trans-Siberian Railway usually ends up on most experienced travelers and jaded adventurers as it’s not as simple as merely visiting a stationary site. It’s also a legendary level “travel bucket list” item.
It requires extensive planning, multiple tourist visas (obtained in advance), complex logistics and a nomadic sense to journey this 8 day adventure.
This is literally living on a train moving across an impressive chunk of the planet. Imagine the never-ending scenery, stops at the otherwise hidden parts of the world and all the cultures to experience.
I plan on taking this trip within the next couple of years, hopefully I’ll see some of you on the tracks.
Before I Die… ride the Trans-Siberian Railway.
8 days? Wow, thats some ride man. Never knew such a thing existed.
Been on my list for years…. Just need a good partner, and time, and money, and more money.
Did it in 2015 in 23 days.. It’s much better if you can stop some days In different locations and explore them before getting the train again.