Bucket List 196: Mongolia!

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Country 12/196: Mongolia. When we began the planning phase of our Silk Road voyage (yes, we did plan), two particular legs appeared more challenging than the rest: the Pamir Highway and Western Mongolia. Just how challenging they would be, we could not begin to imagine. Helping us to ford vast rivers and to survive catastrophic punctures on the Steppe were the locals, as welcoming and supportive as any I have come across. However, get there fast, before highways and transport links make the journey across this epic nation a breeze. As of right now, it is anything but.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Mongolia

The Silk Road Olympics

December 9th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Most Corrupt Country? Vainest Dictator? Grimmest Long-Drops? These are the Olympic medals that no country wants to win, but I will hand them out anyway. Welcome to The Silk Road Olympics! Having completed a three-month road-trip along a large section of the fabled Silk Road, I deem myself worthy of conducting the most crooked awards…

Lenin our Hair Down

August 14th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I left Ulaanbaator, and struggled to make progress along the dirt tracks of the Mongolian steppe. This week, we cross two national borders, and begin the next chapter of our journey: crossing the ‘Stans’. Day 22 - Lake Khur-Us Nuur, Mongolia to eighty kilometres North-West of Khovd, Mongolia After fighting off…

Khan’t Get Off the Steppe!

August 10th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I arrived at the deepest lake in the world before crossing our first land border, into Mongolia. This week, we gather our supplies in the capital before heading off into the wild expanse of the Mongolian steppe, hoping to make it out the other side with Toby in one piece… Day…

Putin up with Siberia

July 30th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I arrived on the shores of Russia ready to begin our mammoth road trip. Seven days later and the monotony of the forests of Eastern Siberia have started to take their toll. This week, we leave the damp, dark forests far behind as we reach the Russian steppe on route to…

 

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Country: 12/196     Visited: Summer ’17

 

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