36km covered (new record!)
The Nomadic way of life continues to make more and more sense to me. When the living location stops being ideal they up and leave. There is no fuss. No permission needed. Their entire lives, their possessions, livestock and home (or ger) able to be shifted in one single swift move when the rivers run dry or the winter sets in.
And the valley that we passed through today must be nomad prime realestate. Gers were spotted like little pimples all across the picturesque landscape, the most green and lush we have passed through yet. I could actually feel a buzz in the air. As if overnight the seasons had finally changed from winter to spring. The sky was clear, a gentle breeze kept us cool all day, butterflies and bees danced around us as we took our breaks and healthy looking herds of cows, sheep and horses grazed without disturbance. The valley had an abundance of wells. A man pulled his car up to a well, pulled out a pump and hose, and rather than gathering water started high pressure washing his car. There is clearly no water restrictions in this part of the Gobi. I felt like I was in the happy part of a Disney film and Luke spread his arms out twirling in his best 'Sound of Music' Julie Andrews impression, the cheery theme song repeating in my mind all day. Spirits were high across the board and we embraced the decent first downhill run we'd had in a long time, passing tourists on their way to the dunes we had seen a few days before. It was nice to get to explain what we were doing to people who could respond in English for a change and give us energetic, understandable feedback.
Eleven Time Zones - команда путешественников, рассказчиков и просто лёгких на подъем людей. ✌
Наша главная цель - познакомить вас с уникальной природой дальних уголков России, историческими достопримечательностями разных регионов нашей страны, 🏰 а также других государств, которые мы обязательно посетим, культурой и обычаями народов. 🌎
Все маршруты мы создаём сами, продумывая каждую деталь, стараемся превратить наши туры в полные приключений увлекательные и экстремальные экспедиции, которые запомнятся вам надолго. 🏕
Мы искренне верим, что побывав в путешествии вместе с нами, вы так же заразитесь духом приключений, как и мы!
We are group of friends who are keen on travelling. We visit unexplored and hard-to-reach regions of our country. 🌎
We appreciate the beauty of nature and we are interested in historical and cultural heritage of Russia.🏰 Though this statement is a bit banal we strongly believe that our land still keeps a lot of secrets and we greet everyone who wants to take part in our expeditions in search of adventures. 🚜
Our goal is to get you acquainted with unique and diverse nature of Russia. With us you'll for sure get inspired with the spirit of adventures!
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