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Somewhere to Khovd

Posted by • July 25, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

The target today was Khovd. We woke up to a unsurprisingly amazing morning yet again! I’ve never seen this much blue sky before. Paul’s knee was slowly getting better every day. We packed up the

Ulaangom towards Khovd

Posted by • July 24, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

Happy days. We were all set to leave when we woke up. We checked the bikes over and they seemed ok. Some young lad and his Dad spotted us in the

Uvs Nuur to Nowhere!

Posted by • July 23, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

The next day was a boring and frustrating (for me at least) one. In hindsight it was good though as it gave Paul’s knee more time to heal. We’d been in touch with Dam and

Uvs Nuur to Ulaangom

Posted by • July 22, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

The next morning was great, I was hoping for a lovely sunrise but there were a couple of low lying clouds on the horizon which was a bit of a shame, but still a

Altan Els to Uvs Nuur

Posted by • July 21, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

Apart from rolling out of bed a couple of times due to the slope, I had a good nights sleep. Paul wasn’t watched by an Eagle again as he performed his morning routine so

Bayantes to Altan Els

Posted by • July 20, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

Once again, another great night’s sleep hidden up behind a hill. It still felt bizarre just being able to camp anywhere. Paul ate more of his baby sick food I can’t be too hard

Sharga to nr. Bayantes

Posted by • July 19, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

Every night we camped was great. Most nights there was a breeze which cooled it down a little to be bearable and the silence was amazing. We never had any dew or rain of

Murun to nr. Sharga

Posted by • July 18, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

We left Moron the following morning after a sausage and egg breakfast at the hotel. I don’t know what it is about Mongolia but whenever we had a meal in a cafe or hotel,

Erdenet to Murun

Posted by • July 17, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

We woke up, went through the morning rituals and faffed around for a bit. It was raining so we weren’t in any rush to get going and in the end it worked out well

Irkutsk to Ulan Ude into Mongolia

Posted by • July 15, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

We managed to leave our luxury of the Marriott in Irkutsk on Wednesday morning. The Marriott is a great place to stay, not cheap by Irkutsk standards but the staff were great, a real

Asia – The beginning

Posted by • July 13, 2015 • Mongolia - Asia Add Comment

Being employed and having limited time off does restrict your big trips somewhat, however with some careful planning, mostly by Paul, we managed to get 3 weeks this year riding our own bikes, mostly