Stories from the Gobi Desert: The Ice Valleys

Read part one of Stories from the Gobi Desert: The White Stupa. We said goodbye to Olyii, Gerlee and their animals at 9 AM and were ready for another long day driving through the Gobi Desert. The ride was bumpy at first, but then we turned off onto a newly-built asphalt road, which was built for the Gobi tours last year. It used to take…

Stories from the Gobi Desert: The White Stupa

We left the hostel at 8.30 AM, a group of seven consisting of two Singaporean girls, Aida and Lisa, an English guy, Luke, an American guy, Alex, our guide Byamba, our driver Bagii and me. It was the perfect team and we all got on really well, despite us not being able to communicate in English with Bagii. Byamba was fluent in English, very informative…

Mongolia: In the Land of the Blue Sky

Mongolia was my 12th stop on the journey around Asia and the stop that I was most excited about. It was also the country that I had decided to spend the most time in, mainly because I was so intrigued by the nomadic culture that still exists in Mongolia. In fact, Mongolia is the last country on earth where people are still living as nomads,…

The Next Big Journey: Asia ’16

8 hours and counting… I booked the first flights in June last year and now it’s finally – almost – time for me to embark on my second big journey, this time through Southeastern, Eastern and Central Asia. I’ve pondered on where to go, what to see and how long to travel for, and I’ve changed my mind many times. Originally, I wanted to travel…