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 3, 2010 / Audio

A short podcast from the Russia-Mongolia border. As it takes about 3 hours to clear Russian customs, and more than 1 hour to clear Mongolian customs, I decided to get out and record some observations and thoughts especially in regards to the first two weeks…

May 2, 2010 / Text

“I can offer you a job, you should stay longer; for many foreigners Mongolia is very interesting right now.” I tried hard to keep chewing my food, but in my head I was already calculating what life in UlaanBaatar would be like working for some…

April 27, 2010 / Audio

When you wander around the streets of Tomsk in Siberia, you may think the place looks a little behind the times. But beneath the surface there are in fact new and creative ideas in the world of new media taking root. In this particular podcast…

April 22, 2010 / Text

Irkutsk, Russia: land of engineering, the trans-siberian railroad, an oil pipline to China,  raw materials, and a whole lot of water.  After 36 hours from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk I arrived tired of the cramped train cabin but well fed after two elderly Russian ladies felt…