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Trip: Siberia, Mongolia, Silk Road China

There are [14] stories from my trip: Siberia, Mongolia, Silk Road China


A Visit to the Queen Mother of the West & parting Urumqi

CHINA | Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 | Views [170]

Visiting the Queen Mother of the West  The car ride from Urumqi through what used to be barren desert landscapes was filled with new construction, highrises, and coal power plants, which may be a contributing factor to there being more air ... Read more >

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A Day in Urumqi

CHINA | Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 | Views [118]

A Day in Urumqi  We were flying at dusk as we came close to the capital city of Xinjiang province and were greeted by a spectacular scene off the left side of the plane. The Tian Shan mountains rose in rivets of brown waves to crest in white ... Read more >

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Photos: Urumqi & Tian Chi

CHINA | Saturday, 25 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Dunhuang Region & Mogao Caves

CHINA | Friday, 24 Aug 2018 | Views [117]

Dunhuang and the Mogao Grottoes   When we got off the flight from Beijing we were confronted with a hot blast of air that almost took my breath away.  Yes, this is the Gobi Desert.  As we made our way with the taxi to our hotel ... Read more >

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Photos: Day Trip from Dunhuang

CHINA | Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang

CHINA | Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Travel Tips for Central Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 | Views [0]

Traveler Tips for Central Mongolia: 1.    Car/roads/no signs When traveling through Mongolia it is imperative to have a good knowledgeable driver and a four wheel drive vehicle.  There are only a few paved roads, and ... Read more >

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Photos: Central Mongolian Countryside

MONGOLIA | Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Time in a Timeless Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Views [154]

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Ulan-Ude

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Views [182]

Ulan-Ude Our first surprise came when the taxi driver who picked us up from the train station didn’t take us to the hotel I had booked through booking.com, but to another one.  I kept trying to show him the paper with the reservation, ... Read more >

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Photos: Ulan Baatar

MONGOLIA | Thursday, 9 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Irkutsk and Olkhon Island

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 | Views [163]

Exploring Northeast Asia– August 2018 Day 1 – Arrival, Outdoor Museum, Lake Baikal I was luckily met by my travel companion, Paul,  and guide, Ivan,  at the Irkutsk airport after the arrival of my delayed flight from Moscow.... Read more >


Photos: Ulan-Ude

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 7 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Irkutsk and Olkhon Island

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 7 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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