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Asia February 4th 2012

Hi ladies and gentleman, first of all, after a long break of writing, we hope you are doing well, as we do. The days until today were together an absolut dream ! Tibet was (after visiting Peking) with Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Saga and the everdreaming Kailashkora a once in a lifetime experience - extremly lucky with the weather in the end of september. So we enjoyed the fantastic landscape with blue lakes, sanddunes, tibet plateau, wild donkeys, wild goats and of course the himalayan mountains, mighty and snowcapped. The more west we went, the less tourists we have seen and more and more pilgrims of all parts of tibet arrived, incredible with how much passion they surround their holiest mountain of the buddhists (by the way also for the Hindu - mount Shiva). Yeah after fullfilling ... read more
Tibetian pilgrim!!
Pottala Palace in Lhasa
Great Wall!!

Asia » China » Beijing » Lama Temple October 28th 2011

Hi everybody, after so much sheep and goat meat in mongolia we went in Beijing straight to a restaurant for the world famous peking duck. What a delicious food. Very crispy duck skin and a superb tasty meat. Beijing is such an incredible huge city. Everywhere modern skyscrapers, but some of the old traditional hutongs (small alleyways) still exists. A city within the city is the forbidden city. above the entrance gate (gate of heavenly peace) hang a huge portrait of Mao, the founder of the people's republic. Hundreds of ancients buildings contains the Forbidden City, which was home to 2 dynasties, the Ming and the Qing. We shared this interesting place with thousands of other tourists. Despite the mass of people it's worth to see it. Another must do, is to visit the Great Wall. ... read more

Asia » Mongolia » Ulaanbaatar October 3rd 2011

Hi ladies and gentleman!! We are not dead, we just had such a great time, that we were actually too busy and lazy to write. So Mongolia in 27 days. Amazing country and difficult to desribe with words. We started with our Russian Minibus 4x4 (we called it Mr. Beans big brother) and Solomon our excellent driver to the south first. Gobi desert with sanddunes, canyons, gorges, colourful landscape with incredible shaped sandstone mountains on the way. In between driving through endless seeming landscape with no sound and a lot starfilled skies in the nights. Of course not to forget the friendly nomads on their horses and motorbikes with their basic living depending on camels,goat and sheep in that area. And they drink like hell, tons of pure wodka, cowmilk wodka (brrrrrrrrgh) and airag, fermented mares ... read more
Gobi Desert

Europe » Russia » Siberia » Olkhon August 9th 2011

Hallo again!! Just for all nationalities, we start to write in English. After a very funny night with 4 nice Germans in the Bierhaus/Irkutsk (we met the strawberry king of Irkutsk - Stefan - mi Erdbeere es su Erdbeere) we found finally our way to Lake Baikal after a bumpy busride and ferrytrip. It was a fantastic week camping in the forest with beach acces directly in front of our tent. Sandy white beaches with icecold crystalclear water made this island of Olkchon unforgetable, also Sascha and Anja, our friends living next to us and a Iwan the Russian policeman with his family. WODKA CONNECTING PEOPLE!!!! After all a magic place in the heart of Siberia - forget Chuschir - go wild in the nature on Olkchon. Next destination after going back to Irkutsk - MONGOLIA ... read more
Olkchon Beach
On the road again
Market scenery at train station

Europe » Russia » Siberia » Irkutsk August 5th 2011

Nach gut einer Woche im Zug, sind wir heute morgen halb 8 in Irkutsk angekommen. Endlich ist der Einreisestempel von Russland in unserem Pass, nachdem wir praktisch seit Montag darauf warten. Moskau war beeindruckend, speziell der Rote Platz, die Basilius Kathedrale und der Kreml. Metrofahren kann zum Abenteuer werden, besonders wenn man die Sprache nicht spricht oder kein kyrillisch lesen kann. Etwas seltsam sind auch die Russen. Noch nie haben wir so kalte und unfreundliche Menschen erlebt. Doch das aenderte sich im laufe der Zugfahrt in Sibirien schlagartig. In Irkutsk lachen die Menschen auf einmal wieder und zeigen sich wesentlich hilfsbereiter. Aber letztendlich ists trotzdem alles megasuper. Tolle Landschaften aus dem Zugfenster rasten an uns vorbei. Und morgen gehts schlieslich zum Baikalsee auf die Insel Olchon - was will man mehr. Also bis denne Jungs und ... read more

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