Barnaul > Rubtsovsk 299km > Semey Kazahkstan 156km A very flat agricultural part of the country as we exit Russia. Took us 2 hours to get through the border crossing, most of that time waiting in a queue to get into the Russian side – Kazakhstan was very efficient.   And so now we are […]

Back in Russia

Kosh Agash > Barnaul with a stopover in the Altais 698km Walking the lanes of the town in search of an open cafe for breakfast – they are quite late starters around here. We had heard a lot about this road, and it certainly didn’t disappoint – so enjoyable, so beautiful, great biking road. Stayed […]

Western Mongolia

Altai > Khovd 438km It was a quite hazy, often grey, often flat kinda day, but the road was good – pavement – I like pavement. Checked into our hotel and went for a walk – Khovd is a nice town. Typical housing in Altai They love their sweets here, even in the small supermarkets […]

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 […]

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