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Into the Wild Part III: Visiting Nomads in Terelj National Park

Into the Wild Part III: Visiting Nomads in Terelj National Park

  When we arrived at the bus station from where we were to depart to our first ger inside the Terelj National Park, we where amused at the three drunk Mongolians engaged in a fist fight next to an old Russian 4WD. Little did we know that it was the same 4WD that had come to pick us up, including the drunk Mongolians. Sow how many Mongolians fit in a standard sized 4WD? We counted and found out: ten people,…

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#Somethingincommon – What my bike and the horse I learned riding on have in common

#Somethingincommon – What my bike and the horse I learned riding on have in common

  Our next journey takes us through Mongolia. If you want to experience real life there, you cannot avoid getting on a horse. Therefore I used the past weeks we waited at home for our Visas to take some riding lessons, so I don’t make a complete fool of myself in the Mongolian steppe. Since a Spanish Fashion Company is currently asking its customers with whom they’ve got something in common in a social media campaign (using the creative hashtag #somethingincommon), I gladly take…

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Crossing the Black Mountains – Pandy to Hay-on-wye

Crossing the Black Mountains – Pandy to Hay-on-wye

  For me, this was definitely the best stretch of the Offa’s Dyke Path. Despite the weather, the hardship, the scarce landscape. Or maybe because of these apects. Our Guidebook had warned us that the upcoming hike across the Black Mountains should not be undertaken lightly in bad weather conditions. The ascent was supposed to be steep and long, and the mountain scenery scarce and harsh. If conditions were to worsen on the ridge, there were only two possibilities to…

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Monmouth to Pandy

Monmouth to Pandy

  We’re a bit behind with our posts, sorry about that. But a lot has been happening lately, not really to do with our trip. Anyway, on our way to Pandy we were more fortunate with the weather, it started out a bit cloudy but got better and stayed dry and sunny for the rest of the hike to Raglan where we stayed at a really nice Bed and Breakfast place that had taken us in even though they hadn’t been…

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Padstow to Bude – a little bit of everything

Padstow to Bude – a little bit of everything

  I am beginning to feel guilty about using public transport so much. But then, the weather has played a lot of tricks on us the past couple of days. Again. We had a bit of everything. Sunny and warm, cloudy and foggy, rainy and storm. After we had said Goodbye to Ray, who had been accompanying us for three days, we took the ferry to cross over to Rock, and then walked to Polzeath. From there on, so our…

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