Naadam is the festival that takes place in July of each year in Mongolia. This has taken place for over 700 years in one form or another and probably began as a festival within each of the different Mongolian tribes. (more…)

The third installment of our Mongolian adventure has us leaving the Great Gobi Desert and heading for the Orkhon Waterfall. Today we began one of the longest trips we have made in our Russian Van consisting of over 300 km. This does not sound like much of a trip, but what doesn't sound like much,…

We left our hot showers (after one more morning quickie) and headed out into the Central Area of the Gobi Desert. We are passing the Red Stupas on the way. They look much like the White Stupas except not nearly as large. As usual Baisa had to do a few tricks for us, such a camera hog,…

Just the word 'Mongolia' stirs up some memories of the great Ghingus Khan (pronounced "Chingus"). How he was able to take a country that is roughly twice the size of Texas in the U.S. and become the master of the largest land empire in the history of the world. He ruled everything from Russia, East…

We are back in Chiang Mai, Thailand and are really enjoying the slower and more laid back atmosphere of the city here. Went to the Flower Show over the weekend and had great eats at their many food stalls. We are in that quiet zone between the busy Expat Area around Ta Pae Gate and…