So I'm in internet access range. Yes I am doing the trans-mongolian, and yes it is possible to get from beijing to london by train!
Some pictures. Our train goes to Irkutsk near Lake Baikal tommorrow
all photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/87771135@N00/
New Beijing terminal:
New Beijing Airport Terminal express. Powered by a linear motor, so no overhead electrification
Beijing Dongzhimen subway station
Bubble Cube.Couldn't get a good shot. Tons of security,etc.
Constructivist Soviet-Mongolian friendship memorial
Solar Powered Ger!