Monthly Archives: November 2017

Going to the Gobi…Desert that is.

Heading South Mongolia

We are headed south to the Gobi Desert and the road is now paved the 611 km to Dalanzadgad. Leaving UB we again did not go thru the city, but headed east and then south again to the cut off road to Zuunmod.… Read the rest

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Dadal: birthplace of the boy who would be Khan.

Eastern Mogolia Loop-45

The guys are headed to Dadal (Bayan-Ovoo), the birthplace of the great Ghengis Khan.  It will make a  255 km loop.

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Into the land of Temujin, the boy who would be the Great Khan. (Daniel Pedersen)

As with most places we visit I know almost nothing. … Read the rest

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Headed to Chinggis in search of the Great Khan

Mongolia Chiggis Khan Monument

We are finally going to leave Ulan Ude. The forecast is for no rain today, but it was still only 6 degrees when we set out for the 230 km to the border. The plan is to get there and depending on the weather and the time for the border we will with stay at the border town of Altanbulag where there is 1 hotel or go 120 km to Darkhan where there are lots of hotels.… Read the rest

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A little side trip to Lake Baikal, Russian Federation

Russia Lake Biakal-2

Today’s plan is to get close to the Russian border, which is 354 km north and then do the border and the ride to Ulan Ude the next day. We have agreed if the forecast is wrong and it is still rainy we will say goodbye to Wolfgang and stay here to wait out the weather.… Read the rest

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All roads lead to?… Ulanbaatar!


Today we finally will make it to the Capital Ulaanbatar. We went about 70 km before we had to get the rain suits on and it continued to pour for the next 4 hours. I was still suffering a bit from the food poisoning (had to stop to vomit several times) and so this was a pretty dreadful day all round.… Read the rest

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