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Rustbuckets of western Mongolia

I had landed in Ulgii (Ölgii) airport for my trip to the mountains. I saw a van approach the airport and a man exit from it. The vehicle started rolling backward. The man quickly found a rock to place under a wheel before coming to the building and holding up a sign. I thought to […]

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Dirt tracks of the Gobi: Part 2

Mongolia is a vast country with half the land area of India but barely half the population of Bangalore. I visited just as the winter chill started setting in in late September / early October with my friend Linto. Continued from Dirt tracks of the Gobi: Part 1 Day 3 had fewer kilometres on the road […]

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Dirt tracks of the Gobi: Part 1

Mongolia is a vast country with half the land area of India but barely half the population of Bangalore. I paid a visit just as the winter chill started setting in in late September / early October. Mongolia’s biggest attraction is the Gobi desert, spread over a vast area. My friend Linto and I had […]