Tag Mongolia

Across the Mongolian/Russian Border

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 We set off from Ölgii around 9:30 and headed towards the Mongolian/Russian border. Most of the road was sealed but we did have our last stretch of unsealed Mongolian road as well. In a strange way…

Ölgii (Өлгий)

Sunday, June 8, 2014 On arrival we rushed around and picked a hotel. The one we liked was full. Ended up making a poor choice of room in a good hotel, which was fixed the next day with a room…

To Ölgii (Өлгий)

Sunday, June 8, 2014 We had a leisurely 6 hour drive to Ölgii. The roads started out dusty and bumpy but ended with near prefect sealed road (there was one very large pothole to be avoided). The scenery was wonderful and…

Khovd (Ховд)

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Our hotel had the usual challenge, ie.:lacking hot water. But we setup our camping shower and used the kettle to boil the water. It was good to get cleaned up and wash away the dust and…

Traveling to Khovd (Ховд)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 We woke up to find a dusting of snow on Sterlin as well as on the northern slopes of the surrounding hills. In our cozy hotel room we were completely oblivious to the weather outside, so…

Altai (Алтай)

Monday, June 2, 2014 The ‘improved’ road away from Uliastai headed up and over a pass and was in poor condition. But the views were wonderful and we took the driving slowly. Altai was 200kms away and we thought the…

Uliastai (Улиастай)

Saturday, May 31, 2014 We sure must have slept well as we woke up to find it was past 8am! Not bad! Specially with the sun coming up around 5:15am. We enjoyed breakfast on this windless, warm morning, after which…