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Wonderful Wildflowers of the Altai Mountains and Hustai National Park

Fly Fishing in Mongolia – the Altai Osman

My husband is a keen fly fisherman, never happier than when catching small stream brown trout on the Isle of Man on our brief visits to the Island. So fishing was pretty high… Continue reading

Horse Races and the last days in the Altai Mountains

First thing in the morning we headed up through the larch forests, across some meadows and into a beautiful alpine valley dotted with wildflowers such as gentians and pansies. When it got steeper… Continue reading

Great Gallops

We awoke to a beautiful cloudless day on one tree plain. Although we had about 40km to cover, at least we (and more importantly the horses) knew we were going ‘home’ or rather… Continue reading

Blizzards, Kazakh tombs, and One Tree Plain

Man eating camels and a wolf? The Altai Tavan Bogd by horseback – Day 1 and 2

After a long journey by car to the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park (photos here), we were finally ready to start our trip to the Potanin Glacier by horseback. The first set back… Continue reading

On the remote road to the far west of Mongolia

Finally, after a 24 hour delay in Ulaan Baatar and then another six-hour wait in the airport, we were on our way to Olgii town in Bayan-Olgii Province. It is the furthest west… Continue reading

Ulaan Baatar – ‘Red Hero’

After two flights from Hanoi via Seoul we finally landed in Ulaan Baatar where we would meet up with friends to continue our journey to the remote far west of Mongolia (next post).

Sau Season in Hanoi

By the beginning of June the Sau trees (Dracontomelon) that line many of Hanoi’s streets are covered in marble sized, hard, green fruit. The glut doesn’t last long however – troupes of illegal… Continue reading

Colorful blooms signal the end of the Vietnamese school year