As a vegetarian, I sought out the places that didn’t just offer meat and potatoes. Here’s my top 6 places to eat or drink in Irkutsk.
Border crossing: Mongolia to Russia by train
Over 10.5 hours and 1,120km, we travelled out of Mongolia and into Russian Siberia.
A day in Ulaanbaatar
Our new local new friend, Bolormaa took us around Ulaanbaatar, showing us the highlights as she shared her story with us.
Ger life in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
We spent the night in a ger in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, went horse riding and gorged on yak cream.
Life on the Trans-Mongolian Railway
What exactly do you get up to when you’re on a train for more than 16 hours? Make friends and drink Brandy apparently…
Border crossing: China to Mongolia by train
We took the Trans-Mongolian from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, which included a three-hour bogie-changing adventure in the middle of the night.
The Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)
We headed out for a full day at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. The day ended up involving a lot of climbing.
The Summer Palace: the highlights
The Summer Palace is essentially a park. Here are the highlights from the five hours we spent there.
The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
We walked through Beijing’s ancient to recent history, visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Qianmen Street Mall, before finishing the day with a local beer in our hutong.
Top 5 places to eat, drink or shop in Beijing
Here’s a list of my favourite places to eat, drink or shop among Beijing’s iconic hutongs. All my picks are vegetarian-friendly.