Mongolia’s 10 tops and flops

Western Mongolia
During our 18 days spent in Mongolia we have somehow learnt a lot about this huge, “bitter-sweet” country. Although we could not fully explore the entire territory, we nonetheless made our profound effort to grasp the essential traits of the “Mongolian lifestyle”, focusing above all on the resources for the overland, low-budget travellers We entered the country from the Nor...
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Astana (KAZ) – Ölgii (MGL) by bus: the trip and tips at length

WHY THIS ROUTE? We ended up picking this itinerary when stuck in Central Asia without the Chinese Visa, previously denied in all the - Stan countries (nowadays it turned out almost impossible to get the approval in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan). Hence, we had to modify our original plan to cross from Kyrgyzstan to China into a new daring trajectory bypas...
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(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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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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