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Russia – Moscow – Winter Is Coming

Russia – Moscow – Winter Is Coming

  Our stay in Moscow is getting unexpectedly longer and longer, there are reasons for it, but I am not at liberty to discusses them at the moment. Lets just say that some interesting things are up ahead and those of you who know us already will not be surprised by the...
Russia – Moscow – Family and Friends

Russia – Moscow – Family and Friends

  Finally, we are here – Moscow. Actually its my great-grandma’s summer home just outside the city…but after coming this far…this is Moscow to us. All my cousins decided to surprise us by showing up at the house and welcoming the world...
The Magnetic North

The Magnetic North

The Alaska Hwy was constructed in 1942 whilst WW2 was raging in order to create a transport corridor for the movement of troops and equipment should nearby Russia or Japan decide to make any surprise moves on Alaska during the war. It connected the contiguous US to...
Russia – Miass

Russia – Miass

We learned a trick to passing the border with minimal hassle. During a usual border process the passengers go through the immigration and then wait in a separate area while the customs officials inspect the car. This is what we do now, Hyein just follows me back to...
Kyrgyzstan – Pamir, the Roof of the World

Kyrgyzstan – Pamir, the Roof of the World

Landcruiser mended up to the standards of Central Asia, we set off towards the town of Osh. Knowing that we wouldn’t make it there in one day, we took our sweet time getting ready in the morning…checking wifi, drinking coffee, blogging and being lazy...

Você conhece o alfabeto cirílico?

O alfabeto cirílico é um alfabeto cujas letras são utilizadas para a escrita de seis línguas eslavas como o bielorrusso, búlgaro, macedônio, russo, sérvio e ucraniano, além de outras línguas não eslavas da antiga União Soviética, como o mongol, cazaque, uzbeque,...
Kyrgyzstan – Issykul Lake

Kyrgyzstan – Issykul Lake

You find yourself here again…and reading about Kyrgyzstan. A few things are running through your mind: is Ivan running out of material to talk about? And is there nothing better to read on the internet? I’ll answer both of those questions:...
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...
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...
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...
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...