Mongolia June 24th 2011 It’s been awhile since an entry – I wanted to be sure to post this before we leave for another adventure next week.
Let me first say a bit about Ulan Ude. I really loved this town. It's still in Russia, but felt like my first introduction to Mongolian culture - but mostly Buryat. A very different vibe from the rest of Russia - and this was evident the second I stepped foot off the tr ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Ulaanbaatar The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually ... ... read more
I am heading out this April to begin my journey. First will arrive in Poland and spend a bit of time there with my dad and niece. The plan is to then make my way to Moscow and ride the longest railway in the world - the Trans-Siberian Railway to Mongolia to meet up with my sweet friend Pat and experience pristine mountains and rivers with him - check out his cool website regarding river rafting in Mongolia www.mongoliariveradventures.com - then to India, and continue further south through Southeast Asia. I'm excited, overwhelmed, nervous - can't believe it's happening! I'm new to the world... full info