Monthly Archives: September 2016

Kazakhstan, Astana, 24 – 30 September 2016

There are no direct flights between Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Astana, Kazakhstan apparently because the Mongolian authorities will not give permission for the flights. Therefore I had to fly back to Seoul which is in the opposite direction for 3 hours, … Continue reading

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Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 18 – 23 September 2016

Mongolia with a population of 3 million is  the most sparsely populated country in the world. Nearly half of the population lives in Ulaanbaatar which is spread over a series of hills around the Tuul river valley at an altitude … Continue reading

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Japan, Tokyo, 04 – 17 September 2016

I travelled from Kyoto to Tokyo on the Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train again but this time the maximum speed I saw was only 266 kph. Possibly because it was the older Series 300 which has a maximum speed of 270 … Continue reading

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Japan, Kyoto, 31 August – 03 September 2016

I took the Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train from Hiroshima to Kyoto, cost Y11,610 or 1oo euro, distance 380.6 km, travelling time 99 minutes. The Nozomi is the fastest of the bullet trains travelling at 300 kph. While on the train … Continue reading

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