Having now put together this video, I can see it just seems to be a series of unfortunate events! So I apologise if it’s not the most upbeat video!!
I leave Mongolia tomorrow having spent a whole month in this country. I’m most definitely going to miss the freedom, especially when it comes to wild camping. I never had to plan ahead or worry that there wouldn’t be anywhere suitable to sleep. I had to carry a lot more supplies and remember back to how I got through the desert in Uzbekistan. But what I most enjoyed about Mongolia was the space and the endless landscapes. My camera could not capture that, but it is something I will remember. Although, I am happy to leave behind the huge number of empty vodka bottles discarded at the side of the road, and unfortunately the number of drunk people I came across. These are the minority, but something I was very aware of at times.
You’ll see in the video that I made an error getting to the Chinese border by not getting there before it closed for the Chinese holidays! I’ve had to wait three days and I’ve felt a little like being in the wrong house when there is a party happening next door! Oh well! You’ll see that I made good use of my time anyway!
Just over three weeks now before I fly from Beijing to San Diego and I’ve got a lot of exciting things happening in between. Time is flying.