I’m currently having a couple of days off in Ulaanbaatar and I’ve been exploring and also sorting out my kit and my bike.
Although I’ve been in Mongolia now for nearly three weeks, I feel it’s gone really quickly. I’ve said it before, but it’s such a large country and the distance I’ve covered, since crossing over the border, is the equivalent distance between home and Vienna! 1,000miles. I’ll leave here on Tuesday and I’ll be heading Southeast, through the Gobi desert, with my eyes pealed for dinosaur fossils! I think it will take me about 6 days to get to the Chinese border and that will be only 2 days off my visa running out. So I’ve stayed in the country for as long as I could (you can actually extend the visa, but I have a plane to catch from Beijing!).
I’m really excited to go back into China and especially to see a completely different region to Xinjiang.