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Turkish VIP

Sitting in the VIP room of the best Turkish restaurant in Ulaanbatar, we’re surrounded by video cameras, each focusing in on the face on the Turkish Ambassador. The staff are patiently waiting for his cue. Plates of shiny apples, grapes and oranges line the table. I wasn’t aware Mongolia had so much fruit. ‘It’s imported… Continue Reading…

3 Chinese, an English girl and a pillow

Question: How many people does it take to deflate a travel pillow? Answer: Three Chinese and one English girl. So I was on my overnight train journey back to Beijing but this time as an experienced overnight train traveller. I knew my slippers would be delivered at 9pm, I knew the radio would be turned off at 9.30pm and I also… Continue Reading…

3 Chinese, an English girl and a pillow

Question: How many people does it take to deflate a travel pillow? Answer: Three Chinese and one English girl. So I was on my overnight train journey back to Beijing but this time as an experienced overnight train traveller. I knew my slippers would be delivered at 9pm, I knew the radio would be turned off at 9.30pm and I also… Continue Reading…