Tsetserleg, Mongolia; 7th July
A drive thru the Gobi. Often thru a green landscape, in rainy weather. The desert reminds us of a golf course. Then northwards to Central Mongolia.
The hell a lot of rain in Beijing. So slightly limited sightseeing. On to the Province of Inner Mongolia, across the border to real Mongolia. Then we just follow the small tracks leading us to the Gobi desert. Beijing, 23th June After 1 night in Datong we leave this strange place with its newly constructed…
The big rush thru China. Thanx to the obligation to go on an expensive guided tour. From Laos to Mongolia in just 22 days, sightseeing included. Now from Kunming thru Sichuan Province to Xi’An. A visit to the easternmost town of the Silk Road. Then northwards to China’s coal belt. Some 3000km in just a little over 1 week.
Back to China. A border crossing into China in no time. Thru southern Yunnan Province with a visit to the famous Yuangyang Terraces to finally reach Kunming.
Hibernation is definitely over. We have to get used to our on-going trip.
In Switzerland? No problem
Winter in Laufaburg, Swizzyland. Cold, cloudy, no incredible sensations, politics as usual, the local tribes celebrating their ever same rituals and Hähnle, our beloved watering hole gets ready for us by May only. No reason to maintain jealousy.
The way from Savannakhet to Luang Prabang where we park Prado until next May. Then a few days in Bangkok and back to Switzyland for hibernation.
From central Thailand the long way to the east. Entering south Laos to visit the 4000 Islands in the Mekong River and the Bolaven Plateau.