When we finally found Bayaraa in the city, he drove us on his motorbike to his place. His familiy lives in a wooden house, while we were staying in a tradtional yurt. Read more
Once more, after a long 12 hours bus ride across borders, we made sound and safe. We had made it to Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. Immediately after we sat feet on the ground, a bunch of girls came to obsessively ask us where were we going to stay, what was our plan and that they could offer us great accommodation and all sorts of tours and activities to do in Mongolia.
I have to say that since my idea coming to the country was to ride horse, they got me quite distracted, Alex saw the trap right away. We got rid of them and tried, few meters away from the bus, to figure out what the plan was from then on, because, once more, we had NO plan, a side from the addresses of some workaway.com farms in the country side that had accepted our request to stay there for a week. Read more
After the long and exhausting train ride we arrived in Ulan-Ude early in the morning. The city is famous for having the biggest bust of Lenin in whole Russia (and the world).
To get from Omsk to Ulan-Ude we had to stay 3 nights in the train. Here we want to share with you some impressions of this train ride:
After almost another full day we stopped in Omsk in southern Siberia. Now we have left Europe already and we are in Asia. When we arrived at the green train station in Perm it was already dark.
After almost 24h of train ride our first stop was in Perm. Read more
DAY 1 After spending the night in the gas station and thanks to the Ukrainan mini-van driver who drove us the last 150km, we finally reached Moscow! In total about 10 hours of travel with a stop to sleep to enjoy our first night we sleping in the tent after a year! Read more
Our second day in Saint Petersburg and aganints what we had planned we woke up later than expected. We had breakfast with our host and made our way to the center. On the way we visited along the oldest metro station of the city (1956) some of the most beautiful hidden museums we have ever seen, some stations are still decorated like they were back in the Soviet Union. After having seen the most representative ones and having taken (too) many pictures we went back to the outside using the deepest mechanical escalator in the city, taking 7 minutes to get finally out.