(NOT) Getting a tourist Chinese Visa in Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia)

(NOT) Getting a tourist Chinese Visa in Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia)
After being denied the Chinese Visa in Baku, Tashkent, Bishkek and Dushanbe (now open only for local residents), we just gave up and started to think about a "forced" detour in our Silk Road, overland trip from Venice to Beijing. If the first idea was to cross to China from Kyrgyzstan and wonderful Torugart Pass, after all the refusals we came up with a new, longish solution: ...
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When to travel through the Silk Road?

The first question we asked ourselves when were planning a trip across the Silk Road was: WHEN should we start our adventure? Among all the aspects we pondered over, we definitely found crucial the weather factor. Our adventure will measure at least 8.000 km and our main target is accomplishing it only by ground transportation. We will be inevitably faced with unpredictable...
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Far East

Far East by Nomadxpress
Our Silk Road trip is getting to its final stage with our solemn entry to the Far East through Mongolia. Next step will be the long-awaited China! We are now forcibly mingling parts of the ancient Marco Polo's journey with stretches beyond that experience and related to other cultural frames. Still we do not know where this section will end ... OUR FAR EAST LOG (September –...
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