Since my bus ticket to Ulan Ude (Russia) was confirmed as on 2nd June 2015, I had only two options on my last day in Mongolia. Visit Gorkhi-Terelj National Park or attending children’s day in Mongolia. Without second thought I decided to spend time with childrens where I can visit Gorkhi-Terelj National Park any day anytime in the future. To be frank I didn’t aspect the event to be such colorful and meaningful. The childrens were more friendly than expected. Luckily the temperature wasn’t bad as previous days (1 degree Celsius).
This journey was an ‘unexpected diamond’ from my bucket list. My first solo journey which turned to be my longest journey ever. The journey which pushed me to the furthest and the journey which identified myself precisely to me. The Transiberian train journey is world longest train journey which covers 9,258km (6,152 miles) between Moscow and Vladivostok,and takes seven days. However, my journey was started from Ulan Ude a small city which located nearby Irkutsk. It was 5 days journey with spectacular views and ‘friendly Russians’.
Narges and her mother were sharing my cabin for 1 day journey which ended in Kazan. Since Narges spoke literally good English we had good conversation throughout the journey, mainly Russian Politics. Even though the country was facing hard time with EU economical sanction and war with Ukraine, Narges has confident that Russians will overcome the crisis easily.