Trevor Mogg’s train journey involved two continents, 8,000km, and more cup noodles than he cares to remember.

This trans-Siberian/Mongolian rail stretch was part of a longer trip between Japan and London, a trek that took in over 13,000 overland kilometers. Below are some memorable photos from the famous train ride.

1

Cup noodles

Four in a carriage. Unhealthy food. Messy table.

2

First class booth

For those who don't mind spending a little more, this berth for two awaits.

3

Scorpions on a stick

If you're in need of a crunchy lunch, these should satiate your appetite.

4

Night train

At the China-Mongolia border.

5

Train tracks

On the single track to Ulaanbaatar, trundling through the Gobi Desert.

6

Trans-Mongolian train

A rare chance to see the rest of the train as we skirt around Bogdkhan National Park, just prior to arriving in Mongolia's capital.

7

Mongolian boy

The future of Mongolia.

8

Ger camp

Early morning on the plains of Mongolia.

9

Skull

A reminder of the harsh, unforgiving environment.

10

Siberian winter

A lone fisherman on frozen Lake Baikal, Russia.

11

At the station

Provodnitsas during a station stop.

12

Church domes

Taken at the Romanov Monastery, near Ekaterinburg.

13

Russian host

Accommodation in Moscow. The lovely Vera, Russian through and through, spoke no English but was very good at French. Sadly, I'm not.

14

Palace Square in St. Petersburg

The view from the grand Hermitage Museum looking out on to Palace Square.