UP NORTH

TIME AND PLACE

I understand Siberia has a lot of trees. A LOT. I understand Siberia has a lot of trees. A LOT.

Mongolians eat mutton. But they wouldn't have gotten MY MOM's SHEEP. Mongolians eat mutton. But they wouldn’t have gotten MY MOM’s SHEEP.

I am writing a book called “Up North.” Really. But more about that later. Today’s Up North is about next summer. Minnesota, Greenland, Lapland, Norway, Siberia. When I feel even a little disgruntled or worried or bored during the course of the day—I sneak a few minutes on a web site named “The Man in Seat Sixty-One,” the Trans-Siberian Railway section.

It is brilliant site. It is inspirational. It is the stuff of dreams. The whole site is about rail travel, all of which is pretty appealing but, my friends, the Trans-Siberian Train is special. It is long probably exhausting and probably only semi-comfortable and not the typical journey through kind-of familiar places.

And I am going next summer/fall. Really. Hopefully with my friend Beth. In some…

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About mneset

Writer, Traveler, Director/North Fourth Art Center

Posted on November 12, 2014, in Living LIFE. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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