Chapter 5 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Chapter 5 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Russia-Mongolia border crossing. In the chaos, a mass of bodies waves their passports feverishly and presses us to a customs counter. After a fight for our lives, we get visa stamps and return to the car. Here, a very serious-looking custom officer awaits us. With a white-gloved hand armed with a mirror on a long […]

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Chapter 4 – Buryatia, Russia

Chapter 4 – Buryatia, Russia

With new tyres and in the fixed homebulance we reach Irkutsk. In the capital of eastern Siberia, we spent only a short while, wandering around the city in search of traditional Buryat houses. Wooden structures are famous for beautiful colourful shutters and intricately carved decorations around the windows. These elements are indispensable, even in the […]

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Chapter 3 – Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Chapter 3 – Krasnoyarsk, Russia

A meeting with Nikolai, which after a bottle of moonshine, ended up at the border with Kazakhstan, cost us driving through the sideroads of nightmarish state. On these, the holes were more frequent than the asphalt patches. Finally, we managed to reach the main, proper road, which led us through the mountains, then hills to […]

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Russia – the streets without white bears

Russia – the streets without white bears

Metallic sounds of trombones and a rhythmic beat of drums. Loud cries in a foreign language. White and green wigs and jerseys in the same colours. The large crowd of supporters of the Nigeria national team celebrates their victory in the match against Iceland. The white and green wave floods Moscow’s Red Square. June and […]

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Chapter 2 – Samara, Russia

Chapter 2 – Samara, Russia

We wanted to close the Volgograd stage quickly and efficiently, and hit the road toward Lake Baikal on Monday, 2 July 2018. Broken air conditioning and the necessity of shopping decided for us differently. Instead of early in the morning, we left very late in the afternoon. So late that we were wondering whether to […]

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