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To Uglii = Mongolia -1.0

To Uglii = Mongolia -1.0

It is a chilly 10 degrees this morning, but bright and sunny. It is 121 km to our destination go Ulgii in Mongolia. First we have a 51 km ride to the Russian border town of Tashanta. There is not much here 1 gas pump and 1 hotel.… Read the...
Sent to Siberia?

Sent to Siberia?

Today we have a relaxing 230 km due south to Barnaul. This is where we had our tires and oil shipped from Moscow and where we will meet of with Wolfgang. He left Hamburg 7 days ago and will have come 6000 km in 8 days to catch up with us.… Read the...

Die Else der Mongolei

Els so heißt auf mongolisch eine Düne. Und wir haben mit einer großen Düne in der Wüste Gobi gerechnet. Umso überraschter waren wir, zu lesen, daß die Khongoryn Else, die Dünen in der Gobi, zwar die höchsten Dünenberge hat, aber nicht die größte in Punkto Länge und...

Mongolei – Kurs Nordwest

Nach der langen Grenzprozedur zwischen Russland und Mongolei blieben uns leider nur zwei Tage für das mongolische Altai. Unweit der Grenze verließen wir die Hauptstraße und machten uns auf in die Berge. Vorbei an Tsengel immer weiter Richtung chinesische Grenze. Wie...
Wakhan Valley Road

Wakhan Valley Road

Still going south to get to the Wakhan Valley Road. July 13 Dekh to Khorog 118 km We were up several times in the night and eventually got up at 730 when the room started to fill with smoke from the fire they had lit outside.… Read the...
NEWFOUNDLAND

NEWFOUNDLAND

VIKING DAWN It’s somewhat ironic how Canadians are such amiable people, when amongst the first European settlers to arrive here were the descendants of a mass-murderer from Reykjavik. As penance for slaughtering Eyiolf the Foul (including impaling several...
Full stop on Bali, Indonesia

Full stop on Bali, Indonesia

Up in the lush hills of Bali, just North of Denpasar, is a little town called Ubud. The population of Ubud on any given day is a diverse mix indeed: millennial backpackers, wealthy jet setters (Barack Obama and family were in town while we were here), day tripping...