Russia

Russia September 8 to 16     Crossing back into Siberia it’s clear winter is coming.  There’s no coloured lights on Ulan Ude’s fountain. Lenin still looks down on the square but there’s a chill in the air. It’s time to get moving. From Ulan Ude there are...

Mongolia

    Mongolia September 2 to 8 It was a quick visit into Mongolia, leaving from Ulan Ude in Russia and heading direct to Ulaanbaatar rather than tackling the more difficult tracks from the west.     The two-day ride to the capital was through...

Back in Russia

Back into Russia August 20 to September 2   We head north to Barnaul to meet up with our good friends Ken and Carol. We haven’t seen them since Alaska back in 2012.  We while away the hours catching up on news and sharing tales of life on the road. They’ve just...

Kyrgzstan and Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan August 13 – 20 Neither of us are sad to say goodbye to Tajikistan. Its bad roads have taken their toll and the poor food and water have left us both feeling depleted. We cross into Kyrgyzstan with a minimum of fuss. The only problem is...

Tajikistan

Tajikistan – mountain passes and raging rivers August 1 to 13, 2015 After the deserts of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan we were looking forward to the mountains of Tajikistan’s Pamir region. We had our official government permit to enter the autonomous region even...