59 – The Trans Siberian Railway

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In this episode we speak with Mark Wiegers who travelled on the Trans-Siberian Railway in the late 1980s. His story tells of trouble with officialdom, the unexpected kindness of strangers and the beauty of a Soviet Union on the cusp of major change.

Mark has taken a stunning set of photos on his journey some of which you can view below. I really recommend you take a look.

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Now back to today’s episode where we start with Mark and his friend in East Berlin.

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Visit Mark on Instagram here for more photos 

Filmed 1 year after Mark’s trip this documentary gives you some good insight into the journey. 


Fictional movie set on the Trans Siberian.

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