So we have given up on our Trans-Siberian/Trans-Mongolian railway dream…for now. Back to the drawing board for travel plans.
- Visit Mongolia
- At first, this was our plan. Ditch annoying Russia and their annoying visa process. Then I discovered obtaining a Mongolian visa is just as difficult as a Russian one. Don’t know where I got the idea a Mongolian visa was easier, but it’s not. So scratch that.
- Fly to Europe and start travelling there
- Schengen visa complicates this, as the 3 months start ticking as soon as I land in any Schengen country. Also expensive
- Meh. It was okay but for some reason I just can’t get excited. Probably because it was so expensive.
- Going there for 4 days over Duan Wu festival in early June.
- South-east Asia
- Hot, mosquitoes, hot.
- Expensive. Extra flights. The whole “but I’ve spent over $10000 visiting my family 4 times over the past 2 years and they’ve not visited us once”. This whole thing is really starting to get to me. Also we – well, I at least. Not sure about the kid – have reached a point where I’m comfortable living away from home. The apron strings have snapped. I’m keen to keep moving in a northerly direction, for now.
- Well, this is something I have thought about and discarded and thought about and discarded…
- We haven’t seen enough of China. We don’t want to come back anytime soon.
- The parts I want to see are in the south, which is hot, with mosquitoes, and heat and humidity…