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We managed to navigate the 2nd ger visit without having to consume any fermented mare’s milk, which I have to say, was a bit of a relief, as all reports suggested that it would go through us quicker than rancid…

Wrestling on the Steppe!

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We really needed the day off.  It’s quite draining being on the move consistently. After our short but relaxing hibernation the time came and we headed off into Tsetserleg, found an internet café and caught up on the mundane tasks…

Rice and Milk Tea in the Gobi

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This morning we were off to the Mongolian Embassy to lodge our visa applications. We were greeted by light snow on the walk over and I can tell you that was refreshing. We entered a small room and prepared our…

Photos of Biking Across Mongolia

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Having made it to Kharkhorin and had a look round the Erd Zuu monastery, I was looking forward to beginning the off-road adventures through Mongolia. Alas, progress has been made and the tarmac extended for a couple more days’ ride……

Naadam Festival – Horse-Racing

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The second day of Naadam, I took a bus 40km out of UB with Dimitri Kieffer (who is circumnavigating the world by human-power and I’d highly recommend following his journey), who is also in town, to where the horse-racing was taking place.…

Gandan Style – Photos of Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

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I’m now in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s thriving capital, where half the country’s population lives.
Finding it too easy to linger here, I have not yet been packrafting, so instead I’ve been seeing some of the sights. And those include Gandantegchinlen Khiid.…

Middle Kingdom – Part 2

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After the smokey haze of the lowlands we were glad to be climbing into the mountains. These were the eastern reaches of the Himalayas, and we were headed to Juigaihou (or as we called it, GI Joe). A world heritage…

A One-Ger-Full Life

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With a perfectly-pitched camp on the banks of the Zavkhan River overlooked by the holy Otgontenger mountain, dinner was underway (tinned sardines despite two hours spent fishing for Taimen giant trout in the river) when we spotted a small army…

The Middle Kingdom

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Location:  26° 52′ 22″ North, 100° 14′ 06″ East (Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China)
Distance from Sydney: 8,646km
China. The Middle Kingdom. Home to the Giant Panda, the noodle, and about 1.3 billion people. It is impossible to approach China without…

Reaching the Peak

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Location:  47° 54′ 41″ N, 106° 58′ 53″ E, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Distance from Sydney:  10,126km
So we’ve crossed Mongolia.  Like a mountain climber reaching the peak, Mongolia was our half way mark, timewise for me (3 months of a 6…

Enter Mongolia

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Location : 47 44′ 27″N, 96 50′ 17″E (Uliastay, Mongolia)
Distance from Sydney: 10,597km
A mini update, written just after arriving in Mongolia:
I’m meant to be trying to finish off the Russian blog right now, but I want to…

Tough Miles Blog 9: South Korea.

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Pete here again:
Clearing the bikes through South Korean customs can only be described as an absolute pleasure. A big leather sofa, multiple glasses of iced-tea, an air-conditioned office and English-speaking officers. The entire process was over within less than…

Tough Miles Blog 7: The BAM Road

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Jon here:
 
The BAM road is not just about motorcycling skill, it is a real test of physical and mental endurance. It is impossible to portray how tough this route really is, and once finally over it is far…