44 – Comme c’est beau, la vie errante (Mongolia road trip chapter 1 – north and west from UB)

…pour pays tout l’univers, et pour loi sa volonté. Et surtout la chose enivrente: la liberté!* August 8 We leave for the road trip 8.30 am. First omen of the main theme of the journey: we learn there is no tent (that the agency promised), therefore, we need to go to buy one. Tsogtoo takes … More 44 – Comme c’est beau, la vie errante (Mongolia road trip chapter 1 – north and west from UB)

43 – The Red Hero

August 5 Ulaan Baator had many names throughout its history. The Camp. The Big Camp (surprisingly). The Biggest Camp (now I’m taking the piss). The current one means The Red Hero, to celebrate the Soviet takeover of the country (I bet some would be happier with “The Biggest Camp”). You know what they say about … More 43 – The Red Hero

40 – Understanding Sylvain Tesson (the mighty Lake Baikal)

Who is Sylvain Tesson, you may ask? Mr. Tesson is a (very good-looking, by the way) french traveller-journalist who took part in all sorts of crazy projects, from cycling around the world, crossing Himalaya on foot, walking from Yakutsk to Calcutta (following the alleged tracks of Slawomir Rawicz) to living for 6 months alone in … More 40 – Understanding Sylvain Tesson (the mighty Lake Baikal)

38 – Transsib, finally

SO, now I experienced Russian  domestic airlines. I will not joke about clapping on arrival, because, well, people on any Ryanair flight from Stansted do all sorts of silly things, including clapping. I am obviously joking. A little bit. However, what you normally don’t see on european flights are children with unfasten seatbelts during landing … More 38 – Transsib, finally