Overland Home 2019

UB isn't a big city but it still manages to house almost half the population of Mongolia - about 1.5M
The sun is powerfully hot here and rapidly warms the land enough to give rise to mirages and thermals, but
I love maps. Always have. I love the crisp, organised feeling of a nicely folded new map, and equally the
We camped in the shelter of a disused quarry. It seems a lot of local roadbuilding consists of digging into
In case you're wondering, we didn't actually go searching for one of the world's most elusive creatures, though we were
The Altai Republic forms a mountainous little corner of the largest country in the world. It is, like the corresponding
The drive from the Russian border to Almaty, through 1500km of Kazakh steppe, takes reputedly one of the worst paved
It had been such a good start! The border crossing was comparatively easy, friendly lorry drivers reminded us to put
Driving east from Almaty the road traces a line along the northern edge of the Zailiysky Alatau, a spur of
We woke the next morning to an absolute cacophony of birdsong. In the space of minutes we had seen or