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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...

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...

Mongolei – heute geschlossen

Selbst bei Langzeitreisen müssen Prioritäten gesetzt werden. Und so beschließen wir Kasachstan und das russische Altai Gebirge auf der kürzesten Route zu durchfahren, da wir länger als geplant in Kirgistan geblieben sind. Grenzerfahrungen Dreimal überfahren wir...
5000 Years of Peru’s History at the Larco Museum

5000 Years of Peru’s History at the Larco Museum

If you only visit one museum in Lima, make it the Larco Museum. It is one of the most impressive museums we have visited anywhere in South America. Did you know that Peru is recognised as one of the ‘cradles of civilisation’, alongside Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China...
DIY Motorhome: Electrics

DIY Motorhome: Electrics

Our house is off-grid! By this I mean that since we started travelling in Blu we haven’t had to plug it into a main power supply (although we can). Our solar panels and battery have so far proven to be enough! Despite having electric machines for coffee,...
VW Festival

VW Festival

VW. VW. VW. Be prepared for an overload!  We are going to the Siam VW Festival in Bangkok, invited by our new Thai VW friends. Our first taste of a Dub meet, and we are super excited. Every type of VW is ours to gaze at, Beetles, Golfs, Kalman’s and just...
Touring Tokyo with the Mini Geezer

Touring Tokyo with the Mini Geezer

Recently, I added two countries to the countries I have visited. My daughter, Chrissy, and I took a girls trip to Tokyo, Japan, with a long layover in Beijing, China. For this trip, I let her do the planning. I figured this would be her time to stretch her legs for a...
India – Stuck in Mumbai with no money

India – Stuck in Mumbai with no money

  Mumbai (aka Bombay), India  (GPS: 18.936134, 72.837918) The “Superpowers of the Future”, back in the 90’s it seemed that both China and India will come out swinging in a global economy and take over the world. You couldn’t helped to notice it...
China – The Great Wall

China – The Great Wall

  Here is the main difference between backpacking and overlanding, schedule. With the car we pretty much had complete freedom of movement, WE decided how long we wanted to stay in each place and what time we should leave. None of the waking up at the crack of dawn...