/// Before I Die… ride the 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.-John V Cain
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.