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great landscapes and some disappointments in Western Mongolia

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

eight Days in the Gobi desert

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

Crossing the border from Russia to Mongolia

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