After reading through some travel journals from my trip that took me over land from Zurich to Bangkok in November 2011. I was inspired to share some of them with you. Enjoy, as I take you through the journey that crossed 9 countries in 21 days on a little less than 1500 Francs (1500 AUD).
Cute wooden cottages, outlay amongst grey and brown fields. The fog hangs low and the black birds fly high. Winter has prepared itself with nothing more than skeletons left on trees.
As we roll on closer to Warsaw, double story brick buldings line wide tar roads. We pass a cross road and the cabin shakes.
Smoke permeats from brick chimney’s, a sign of wood fired heating. Such a simple yet unimagienable thing in the ‘developed’ west.
After many discussions and a slight feeling of anxiety I finally crossed the Polish border after having my passport checked and stamped by Polish border police.
Now we start our short 10 minute ride through no mans land into Belarusian territory. It is approximately 15.30 and the darkness slowly swallows the shrubby landscape, perhaps this is all I will get to see of Belarus as by the time I wake up I will be in Russia.
We cross a bridge and pass a bright yellow and green house. I can see now what appears to be a Belarusian army training ground and outpost. The next step is Belarus passport and visa control and then the train will be shunted and changed to the Russian standard broad gauge.
Stay tuned now for the next installment where I will take you through from Belarus to Moscow… Till then! Adios Amigos!