Gobi Desert, South Mongolia

Gobi Desert, South Mongolia

After learning about long distance horse riding in Khovsgol, in the North we crossed the country and treated ourselves with a tour in a van. We couldn’t leave Mongolia, without getting a taste of the Gobi Desert in South Mongolia. So we ventured out, guided by Urnaa, to see the highlights of Gobi Desert. We …

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Horse Trekking through Khoridol Saridag to Khovsgol Lake, North Mongolia

Horse Trekking through Khoridol Saridag to Khovsgol Lake, North Mongolia

Mongolia – The Land of Blue Sky After hitch hiking across the China, Mongolia border we caught an overnight train arriving in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia refreshed and ready for adventure. Mongolia was on both our bucket lists and was also the first country on this trip that neither of us had been before …

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Simatai – The Great Wall & More

Simatai – The Great Wall & More

So since sending our climbing gear to New Zealand we started to really travel and do your standard touristy things. These days it’s a lot easier to travel in China with apps like CTrip and Pleco; combine this with the new high speed train network and the country doesn’t feel as big as it really …

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Fujian – UNESCO Tulous

Fujian – UNESCO Tulous

Climbing vs Travelling For the last 3 months Silvia and I have revisited our favourite climbing spots and explored new ones with an ever growing family of climbers that have been travelling in the same direction. Our first stage goal has always been to travel overland from Singapore to Mongolia and after we left Yangshuo …

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Yangshuo Baby!

Yangshuo Baby!

We rejoined our Tonsai & Thakhek climbing family in the climbing mecca of Yangshuo, still in China. A picturesque tourist town in Guangxi with a McDonalds and Starbucks, it was a vast contrast to the sleepy farming village of Getu – video here. We stayed in Yangshuo for three weeks and battled rain, stairs, floods …

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Enter The Motherland – Getu, China

Enter The Motherland – Getu, China

We are mixing things up a bit and starting with the video! For more description and photos continue below. For the first time in this trip we ventured into territories unknown. Pyn had unsuccessfully attempted to get into China about four years ago (it was on a whim and he didn’t have a visa) using …

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From One Boat to Another

From One Boat to Another

After two months of climbing, we took a few weeks rest. Resting from climbing, that meant learning German, working on videos and travelling North into China. We had reached Luang Prabang (Laos) by slow boat from Thailand. Luang Prabang is a beautiful town North of Laos, where Silvia had not been yet. It has many …

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Crazy Horse – Yes More Climbing

Crazy Horse – Yes More Climbing

After leaving Green Climbers Home in Laos, we hitchhiked into Thakhek and three buses and 16 hours later we arrived in the digital nomad and backpackers paradise of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. A welcome sanctuary after sleeping in a tent in the woods with no connection to the outside world for three weeks. Chiang Mai …

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Video of Our time at Green Climbers Home, Thakhek, Laos

Video of Our time at Green Climbers Home, Thakhek, Laos

Even though our harddrive died in Thakhek, we managed to salvage enough footage for a short video of our time at Green Climbers (If you haven’t seen our blog from Laos, check it out here). Kudos to Tamar for the music amd thanks to the cows for hanging around so long. Enjoy!

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