My friend Chruss, who may just be the best of his kind, found a copy of all the photos I took back in 2005, when we went from Vienna to Bejing by train. I had lost most of them due to the failure of two laptops and a harddisk in rapid sequence.
See here for example two mongolian woman in the transsiberian railway, selling stuff. For many of the small villages and town along the transsibirian, the train is the only connection to the rest of the world, especially in summer when the tracks are muddy and sometimes impassable. Canny mongolian traders use the 25 minutes stops of the express trains to sell everything from clothes to spigots.
Below the same scene as seen from a outside the train:
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