18.05.2014 - 19.05.2014 20 °C
That's how I can describe the last leg of the train journey. The Gobi desert, set between Mongolia and China, is a mix of these two. Some people prefer not to call it a desert, due to the lack of dunes, but Gobi is a desert, geomorphically speaking, thanks to its terrain, climate and specific flora/fauna. Besides, it always has some nice dunes, altough not so big as those in Namibe, of course. And I saw a lot of camels!
The trip comes to a halt at the border, not only because of the usual passport control, but also due to the bogie-changing (Russian and Mongolian railways have a wider gauge), an operation worthwhile to see even inside the train.
Still in the outskirts of Beijing, one can perceive the huge permanent smog that affects and covers the city...