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Trans Siberian Railway

Pine Nuts: Mongol Style

Nomin Dari | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Nomin Dari

As I am walking through the forest, my Mongolian friend, Baagi, throws up a bulky stick up into the branches of a pine tree. I stand cautiously back and look up to see two pinecones fall to the ground.

China Says It Wants To Build Massive Railway To America

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

China has announced an ambitious engineering plan to build a bullet train railway to America, state media reported Thursday. The massive railway n...

This Is The ONE Train Trip You'll Actually Want To Go On

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel

We know, we know: to the average human, a train sounds like an incredibly boring mode of travel. But wait till you see this. Great Rail Journey...

The Right Way To Ride The Trans-Siberian Railway

Matt Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Matt Gibson

Often cited as one of the most memorable journeys on earth, you can, depending on the route you choose, breathe in iconic landmarks such as Moscow’s Red Square, the Great Wall of China and the Gobi Desert, as the train trundles toward its final destination. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it?

To Finance the World's Infrastructure, We Need a New Asset Class

Kevin Lu | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kevin Lu

A sizeable, global infrastructure platform like the Global Infrastructure Facility could make use of public and private capital and that has the ability to combine funding, knowledge, advisory services and credibility would play a catalytic role for this new asset class to emerge and to be further defined.

Wandering Through Beijing's Hutongs

Benedict Cooper | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

I was expecting big, hot and busy when I set off for Beijing. Words failed as soon as I arrived.

Track Records: Ankle Bone Shooting And Wrestling At Mongolia's Naadam

Benedict Cooper | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

Not that you could call Ulaanbaatar a dyed-in-the-wool Asian city. You can feel the Russian presence even though Mongolians are fiercely proud of their independence.

Track Records: The Trans-Mongolian Blues

Benedict Cooper | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

I chose to not risk oversleeping in Irkutsk by staying up and drinking beer in Harat's Pub near the hostel with a chatty boxing trainer who shared his chicken wings.

Track Records: Yekaterinburg And The Asian Frontier

Benedict Cooper | Posted 09.22.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

I'm sitting in a cabin on the Trans Siberian Railway with a Russian army officer's huge fingers clasped around my throat. He bellows into my face from about six inches away.

Track Records: Moscow Is a Huge Machine

Benedict Cooper | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

Passing through Moscow station is like running an obstacle course of soldiers, German Shepherds, metal detectors, policemen and two thousand irritable people.

CBS Travel Editor's Favorite Car-Free Adventures

Lauren Elyse Matison | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Lauren Elyse Matison

In search of some new car-free travel tips, I met up with Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, Emmy award-winning producer and author of Like a Local Michelin guides. Here is his advice on how to be more responsible on (or rather off) the road.

PHOTOS: The View From The Trans-Siberian

James Morgan | Posted 04.26.2012 | Travel
James Morgan

A few days east of Moscow, a young girl called Susanna got on. She had come up from Kazakhstan and was on her way to an arranged marriage somewhere in the far east.

Discovering Mongolia

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 03.10.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

As I exited the train in Ulaanbaatar, I was surprised by the bustle of activity that greeted us: western-dressed shoppers moving quickly about the city streets and roads flush with late model cars.

Black In The Whitest Corner Of Russia

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

An entire group of Russian tourists asked if they too could take my picture! I was a novelty and it was 2010!

Trans Siberian Railway Here I Come

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The train's first stop Moscow. This capital city was much brighter and stylish than I had remembered.

Google Street View Gets Trans-Siberian Railway Route (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Thanks to a new project by Google Maps, travel buffs can experience traveling the Trans-Siberian Railway from the comfort of their couch. Google Ru...