All Aboard for Ulaanbaatar

Twelve hours from now I will be on a train pulling out of the Beijing station, bound for Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, a 35 hour run that will take us over the mountains, past the Great Wall, through the grasslands, and across the Gobi Desert.  Since I-don't-know-when I've wanted to add this to the list of great train journeys I've taken.

A teammate and I are heading up to spend a week with some friends of mine who work there.

Watch this space for photos and stories of our adventures.