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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...
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...
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...
Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar

Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar

For some reason, I felt nervous. Even though this is our 20th country…and that probably means at least 19 border crossings, so there is nothing to be afraid, right? Maybe its genetic imprinting, from the time i was a little boy I’ve thought of borders as a...