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Traveling Will & Robin

Current travels: Three months in the wilderness of Siberia, Mongolia, and the South Pacific

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Archive for July, 2012

Wed
18
Jul '12

Meet Gobi Bear

There are X species of bears in the world… Only one lives in Mongolia, however, is endemic to the Gobi Desert. Because it’s [endangered/whatever], we thought the chances of us seeing one were nonexistent. But the Gobi works in mysterious ways, and during a grueling day of biking through drifting sand, I found this little […]

Wed
18
Jul '12

These are a few of our favorite Mongolians

Wed
18
Jul '12

Equine dreams

Horse riding in Mongolia isn’t a hobby. It’s transportation, a survival skill, a job, and a sport. Horse milk is used to produce a favorite Mongolian alcoholic drink. While I found it an acquired taste, it is a taste Mongolians have acquired. “Move over this way, as quickly as possible.”  Our guide’s voice betrayed no […]

Wed
11
Jul '12

Will the real Siberia please stand up?

Until now I had believed incorrectly that Russia consisted of two parts: Moscow and Siberia. The area around Moscow and St. Petersburg was the populated west, and the rest was Siberia. I believed it strongly enough that I told many of you that we were going kayaking in Siberia. But let me set the record […]