Ian and myself made it safely to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia after 2 months and 10,500 miles. We both agreed it really had been the trip of a lifetime. Words and pictures can’t do the trip justice, the experiences I’ve had, the things I’ve seen, the stunning scenery and riding along with the incredible help, generosity and kindness from total strangers along the way. Reaffirms my faith in human nature.
Although I’ve had praise for my commentry and photo’s (many thanks for taking the time to read my blog and also many thanks for the kind and generous charity contributions).
Ian has been a brilliant travelling companion, a great mate and somebody I trust not tot let me down if the shit hit the fan. Cheers mate.
Whilst waiting to sort out shipping the bikes back from Mongolia at the Oasis guesthouse in Ulaanbaaatar, (the main meeting place for 2 and 4 wheeled travellers) we teamed up with Geoff from Kudu Expeditions who had just sadly had his passport and money stolen, so he was stuck there.
Geoff’s tales of the Road of Bones and the infamous BAM road along with everything we’d read about Walter Colebatch’s (the Godfather of Russian and central Asian travel) exploits led to Ian teaming up with David and Uwe who were heading for Magadan via this route.
Now it’s my turn to sit at home and be jealous and monitor updates of their progress via the web.
David is updatging his blog here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimi-on-the-loose/207612415930349?fref=ts
Or just go on facebook and search Zimi on the loose.
This is real adventure and makes the trip to Mongolia look a little tame.
Good luck guys and stay safe.