Tag: Trans-Siberian

In 2010 I embarked on a one month journey to Siberia and Mongolia. During that time I taught new media at the University of Tomsk, and then traveled in the region, eventually getting on the Trans-Siberian and later the Trans-Mongolian express. These are the audio and video podcasts, as well my written entries from that journey.

May 19, 2010 / Audio

During my brief time in UlaanBaatar, I was recommended a contact person, Susan Griffeth, who had founded an organization working in the Ger (Yurt) district almost 10 years ago.  Susan was kind enough to pick me up one afternoon and take me to the district…

May 10, 2010 / Audio

Within ten minutes of sitting down at a table together, Bekhbat and I immediately were immersed in a conversation about Mongolian history. Me, the student, and he – the teacher, Director of the Museum Dedicated to Victims of Political Persecution in UlaanBaatar,  and the grandson…

May 9, 2010 / Text

I’m running late for my next appointment, and as I rush out of the Grand Khan Irish pub, I look across the sea of cars around Sukhbaatar square, and I cover my mouth with my scarf to try and filter the Coal and Carbon Monoxide…

May 8, 2010 / Video

The following is a video montage of my journey from Irkutsk, Russia to UlaanBaatar, Mongolia aboard the Moscow to Beijing Train. It also includes a few clips from my first day in the city of UlaanBaatar.  For more video entries, including many that didn’t appear…