After six great weeks in Mongolia it was time to get back on the train again and move on to a new country. It should be China. Continue reading back on the train again
Before arriving in Mongolia I had already some thoughts to extend my 30 days visa by another two weeks. As I was so impressed by the city in the first days and wanted to take the chance to see as much as possible from the country I decided to do this. Continue reading Mongolia roundup
Although I would have planned to visit Mongolia without using a plane, I decided to fly there, because I was running out of time (would have been a 3-4 day trip by bus in one direction) and the planned itinerary sounded quite good to me. In those eight days it would have been planned to do a 4-day trekking in the Altai Tavan Bogd Nationalpark and visiting some Kazakh families. Continue reading great landscapes and some disappointments in Western Mongolia
After being almost three weeks on the road, it was good to relax in UB for some days. On monday I went to the chinese embassy to apply for the visa. Not knowing, what will expect me there, they accepted everything and told me that I could pick up my visa on friday. Continue reading A week of waiting and organizing in UB
After an awesome trip through the south of Mongolia, there was only one night in UB and then it was time to explore the north. Continue reading Exploring the North of Mongolia
On Friday the 13th of July it was time to leave UB towards South. At 8am I went to the office of our Tour Company, where I met with Graeme and our Meega, our driver, who also brought his nine year old daughter to the trip. First it would have been planned, that also two Canadians would have joined us, but they decided to go to the North instead. Continue reading eight Days in the Gobi desert
Last Friday I arrived in Ulan Bator. After a first tour in this City, we did a reunion of Olkhon Island. As it turned out that Graeme met a mongolian guy on his way from the border to the capital, Chinzu, the mongolian guy, wanted to meet us for dinner.
After some great days in the Baikal region it was time to leave Russia.
As it turned out that my Graeme, my scottish roommate from Olkhon Island, was leaving Irkutsk on the same train as me, we decided to meet in front of the train station for having some beers together before our departure. What should happen then was one of the weirdest things I experienced so far. Continue reading Crossing the border from Russia to Mongolia