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Kyrgyzstan – Altyn Arashan

Kyrgyzstan – Altyn Arashan

Even if you have been following the Rio Olympic games like a hawk, then you still wouldn’t have had a chance  to spot this flag. As the post name suggests, we are in Kyrgyzstan. A few things you might want to instantly figure out, like where in the world is this...
Quer aprender sobre a cultura de um país?

Quer aprender sobre a cultura de um país?

Quer aprender sobre a cultura de um país? Visite seus mercados municipais. Nós fazemos muito isso. As vezes vamos para fazer compras, almoçarmos ou simplesmente para ver seu burburinho. No Mercado Municipal de Almaty, Cazaquistão, temos que confessar que quebramos uma...
Kazakhstan – Window to the Galaxy

Kazakhstan – Window to the Galaxy

Could it be that we felt Almaty was so cozy because of our host? We stayed at a Korean guesthouse, where the owner resembled your grandfather? Maybe… He was very kind to us and somehow through the Korean grapevine has heard about us since we left Korea…and...
Hill Tribe Life in Laos

Hill Tribe Life in Laos

We spent most of our time in Laos driving the small mountain roads, particularly in the north of the country. Remote and rural, at times we found ourselves bumping along pot-holed surfaces or driving in billowing clouds of dust on half-finished tracks. The scenery was...
Kazakhstan – Welcome to Borat Country

Kazakhstan – Welcome to Borat Country

Lets get this out of the way, yes we are going to the “Borat” country. Sadly, but that is how most Westerners perceive Kazakhstan. Even before visiting the country, i’ve always consider the movie more of a parody than an actual documentary. I...
Suiting Up

Suiting Up

After getting passed the equator it was time to start thinking about our planned “gap” in the trip. I had agreed to join Ross with the caveat that I needed to go on a North American wedding tour in July and this seemed to correspond with Ross’s need to renew health...
Russia – Back to the Motherland

Russia – Back to the Motherland

And boom just like that we are back in the Motherland although the landscape hasn’t changed much from Mongolia, the towns already look a little bit more organized and well supplied. After finding a place to park our Hodori for the night, we rushed to the store...
Mongolia – Never Bores You

Mongolia – Never Bores You

The route that we are following is called the “Southern Route”. I’ve heard all kinds of stories about it, from boring with a good road to dusty, truck infested hellhole. After our Gobi to Bayankhongor trailblazing, i thought to myself:...
Mongolia – Gobi Yourself

Mongolia – Gobi Yourself

Sitting around in the hostel, we tried to figure out what else to do in Mongolia. It’s not like there is a shortage of things to be done, just we never really prepared. We looked around other people’s blogs and found some GPS tracks for Gobi. Perfect, i...
Wild Coast statt Wildlife

Wild Coast statt Wildlife

In Bluff, nahe Durban haben wir das Beast wieder voll aufgerödelt, die Wasser- und Dieseltanks randvoll getankt, Vorräte eingekauft und die Gasflasche gefüllt. Alles ist auf 100%, auch unser Andrenalinspiegel. Die Heimreise beginnt, Transafrika auf der Ostroute. Vom...
Mongolia – Orkhon valley

Mongolia – Orkhon valley

Similarly named to an island we just spent destroying our sense of what is the right way to drive a car and mostly our livers for a week, if you haven’t read the Olkhon Island adventures with Korandovod…please do so now. It’s really for your...
Se os mongóis não gostam de peixe…

Se os mongóis não gostam de peixe…

… nós gostamos! Passamos uns diazinhos acampados ao lado deste belo lago na Mongolia, onde a água é límpida e a pesca é farta, pois quase não há predadores vorazes humanos para acabar com os peixes. Em meia hora de pesca tivemos que abandonar a vara – já...

Monthly living costs in Chiang Mai, Thailand

I know, such posts can be a bit dull at times, but when preparing an extended trip or to live abroad this information  can come in handy. As we are in Chiang Mai now for about one and a half months we are not the complete authority, but we start to get a picture. With...