Posts Tagged ‘desert’

Mongolia Day 2-3: To bridge, or not to bridge (August 25, 2011)

Words are no longer very useful. Mongolia is a land of vast silence. Except for the (increasingly frequent) moments when you find yourself at an impasse. Sometimes there are no bridges. first river crossing 2 from Kara Van Malssen on Vimeo. Sometimes there might as well not be a bridge. first scary bridge crossing from […]


Mongolia Day 1: After a night spent in the border compound (August 24, 2011)

We arrived at the Mongolian border shortly before closing time. Although we managed to pass immigration as individuals before the doors shut for the night, the car didn’t. We were locked inside the gates of the Mongolian border compound, and told to pitch our tents where ever we’d like. They would process the vehicles, which […]


Atyrau, Dossor (August 6, 2011)

Atyrau, Dossor (August 6, 2011)

Western Kazakhstan was difficult to navigate. During the next two days, nothing truly exceptional happened, but we were often inconvenienced. For the first time, we found it difficult getting cash from local ATMs, and our limited options for food were beginning to grate in their monotony. The ever-reliable Lonely Planet that we consulted mentioned that […]