The Trans-Mongolian Railway

The Trans-Mongolian Railway

I. In the openness of the train station the sound of my rolling luggage disappears into the muted sound of other passengers hurrying to board with their unwieldy belongings. We are making our way down the Beijing Railway platform and my companion is speaking, but that too dissolves into the intangible -  I’ve glimpsed the … Continue reading

Ulaanbaatar (Red Hero)

Ulaanbaatar (Red Hero)

Introductions Ulaanbaatar is not a quiet city. It is loud. It is impatient. The clamor of development and collapse gnash relentlessly at your senses. Car horns bray the displeasure of their drivers. You are confronted by the din of construction, the acrid smell of newly tarred roads, and the reflection of post-socialism in the glossy … Continue reading