We are camping!

Bayankhongor > Altai 380km plus Anyone who knows Charlie, knows that for us to be camping there has to be a story behind it.  Well there certainly is. I think the people who told us this stretch of the road was fine, have been living in Mongolia too long, or perhaps with riding a bike […]

Southern Route

Tsetserleg Took a day off to upload my photos and catch up on the blog.  Also had a walk around town. We thought the guys with a door between them on a motorbike were doing well, then we saw this guy transporting a washing machine. Car park Love their helmets – construction hard hats with […]

Central Mongolia

Ulanbaatar > Kharkhorin 362km After looking at more options and because we have time, we have decided to travel the central route to the White Lake so as to see the beauty of this area, then track back one day (300ish kms) and drop down to the southern route to experience the Gobi – this […]

Kyakhta > Ulanbaatar 320km Mongolia

The border crossing took about 3 hours but was just a process, no problems.  I think we had our passports checked about 8 or 9 times. We are actually riding In Mongolia!!  And it doesn’t take long before we are saying WOW re the scenery.   I said to Charlie that it looks like the […]

Ulan Ude > Kyakhta 235km

We have good internet, yay!!  So we are staying put for a day so I can upload our photos and catch up on our blog. Was the most rugged roadworks we have experienced in Russia, chatted to a couple of bikers who had stopped to take the tar off their bikes – she an eye […]

Another Hotel > Ulan Ude 291km

We have found the roadworks ,the road from Chita to Ulan Ude is a work in progress.  The work goes for quite a long stretch and that’s fine when we are on our own and can choose our speed, as it was today, but coming out of Chita we joined a line of traffic and […]

Yerofay Hotel > Another Hotel in the middle of nowhere

Yerofay Hotel > Barakat Hotel 478km > Chita 308km > Another Hotel 369 The hotels above are in the middle of nowhere, its pretty empty up around these parts.  We just hope we find a hotel when we need it and tend to stop early so that we are sure to get a room. Typical […]

Khabarovsk > Yerofay Hotel

Khabarovsk > Obluchye 357km > Blagoveshensk 355km > Hotel 380km > Yerofay Hotel 437km The landscape is more of the same, trees, flat, no animals, not even roadkill. Obluchye is a railway town, with lots of trains going through.  We stayed at the only place in town which also caters for skiers in the winter. […]

Vladivostok > Lesozavodsk 414km > Khabarovsk 439km

Sunshine had been forecast for the next few days but out of nowhere we had rain this morning as we left Vladivostok.  Today we leave the ocean and wont see it again until we reach the Mediterranean.   We called in to visit a volunteer organisation, Living Hope.  It was started by a NZ girl, […]


It’s time to catch up on my blog – I like Vladivostok – it’s built on a large harbour and in the summer boating and swimming are popular at the beaches around the close islands – I didn’t expect to hear that for this area, I usually think of grey and cold. The traffic is […]

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