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What Driving in Mongolia Looks Like

We spent 2 weeks on a Mongolian road trip through the Gobi Desert and Central Mongolia. Here’s what I knew prior to leaving:

1) Virtually no roads outside the capital city are paved
2) Roads are bumpy
3) There might be mud and other obstacles
4) Breakdowns are very common

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Although those are all true, they don’t really put into perspective the craziness of driving in Mongolia. It’s not for the faint hearted; for the many times I held on for dear life I think I actually got an ab workout.

Let’s introduce our vehicle, an old russian van:

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A river, eh no obstacle for these wheels

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A huge gorge? No problem!

Farm animals? Only everyday

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Breakdowns? Not us, but our dutch friends in a “regular” van. Well, let’s tow them for 20km along a long, bumpy and windy dirt road!

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To thank us for kindly allowing 2 extra passengers into our van, they gave us all beer… to drink on the long, bumpy and windy road.

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Oh, and don’t forget to watch out for Horses

 

And there you have it. Driving in Mongolia, leave it to the professionals.

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