Gobi Desert Trek

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Gobi is one of the strangest places on the planet. The largest desert in Asia and the fourth largest in the world, it is a cold desert of high plateau and mountain where it is not uncommon to see frost. It stretches some 1,600 km (1,000 mi) east to […]

The King’s Road Trail of Finland

January 26, 2017 seenplaces 0

The King’s Road Trail   In it heyday the King’s Road was as important to Northern Europe as the Silk Road was to Asia. Linking Bergen in the west to St Petersburg in the east, it provided a strategic link, greatly aiding the flow of people, goods and ideas. The […]

The Trans- Siberian Railway

January 26, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Trans- Siberian   The legendary Trans-Siberian Railway is the greatest train journey in the world, an epic endurance test of nearly 10,000 km (more than 6,000 mi) across the vast Siberian steppe. The journey has such resonance that we have even invented the notion of ‘The Trans-Siberian Express’ – […]