24th – 25th July 2014
There isn’t much to say about this last leg of the Trans Siberian route except that I was ill, nausea and sickness, not ideal for riding on a train, but it passed after half a day or so.
My summing up of the Trans Siberian train journey:
Continue reading Last leg of the Trans Siberian and my thoughts on the experience
A selection of photos showing the ever changing scenery from our many hours spent in this little van.
Continue reading Van with a view
4th – 25th July 2014
Mongolia’s capital city holds about 2 million people, that’s two thirds of the entire country’s population! In the centre are uninspiring grey or sandy coloured buildings, whilst on the outskirts are the poorer districts where people live in gers, crammed in an estate kind of style.
Continue reading Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s Capital, and the Naadam Festival
15th – 22nd July 2014
We were supposed to be going to Tovkhon Kidd to hike up to a temple, but in order to do this we had to cross a river, as the bridge had broken down…
Continue reading Central Mongolia Part Four – The Hot Springs and Kharkorin
15th – 22nd July 2014
Next on our mission list was a short walk to Orkhon Waterfall – stunning! There is the upside of all that rain we had, a waterfall in full glory!
Two guys walked over and promptly posed for a photograph
Continue reading Central Mongolia Part Three – Orkhon Waterfall and some nomadic delicacies
As we’d kind of got on alright on the first tour, and managed to tolerate each other for longer than a few days, myself along with Stefan and Sebastien decided to do another tour together!
(I joke, these guys are great and we’d had a lot of fun and I jumped at the chance when they asked if I wanted to do another trip with them!)
We wanted to cover Central Mongolia, and so off we went on an eight day tour.
Continue reading Central Mongolia Part One – the Takhi horses and a lot of flies
A few extra pics from the Gobi trip…
A fast drive over sand in a van with broken windows, makes for a very dusty ride indeed!
Continue reading A few more pics from the Gobi trip
A couple more pics from the ice valley hike (because WordPress doesn’t like to play sometimes and I couldn’t get them in my other post!)
Continue reading Trip to the Gobi Desert Part Four – the White Stupa and a lovely toilet
Well, waking up near the sand dunes was pretty special. Stefan and Sebastien like to do a workout every day, and I thought it would be a great idea to join them. I had already done a couple of workouts with them, but the one by the sand dunes on this particular morning – wow, what a backdrop. We ran there and back which was 3km without the workout on top! That and the morning sun coming up, I must have sweated half a stone off! (If only it was that easy!
Nice face Stefan!
Continue reading Trip to the Gobi Desert – Part Three – Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes and a local Nadaam Festival