The last days in Asia. The opportunity to visit urban Korea, a missed chance to meet Baby Face and the long flight to the US.
From Russia’s Far East to South Korea. Back to real Asia. Nevertheless, a travel thru a country rather unusual to us.
7 days, nearly 4000km thru Siberia and the Russian Far East. Good roads, endless forests and weather getting increasingly rainy. But also a visit to lost villages and towns spread, breathing still the spirit of the good old Soviet Union.
Ulaan Bataar – Mongolia’s capital. On to Russia, westwards to Lake Baikal and Irkutsk, Siberia’s very own Venice.
Mass tourism in Mongolia? You wouldn’t believe it. But it’s reality. It’s Nadaam time. A tribute to some rather unusual days in Mongolia’s remote countryside.
A trip thru grasslands to the historic and cultural center of Mongolia. Visits to the local Nadaam festivals where real men can proof their superiority to anything else on this world. Kharkhorin, 5th July The proud district capital of Arveikheer. Not nicer than any other town we’ve seen so far. On 1 side…
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 have 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.