Martina&Dylan, Travel Authors

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Living & working in a van📍🇲🇳
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Since yesterday afternoon we were waiting in the queue that built up after the border post was cloesd down for 5 days. This morning some people had the guts to just drive in front of the queue, that made not only us, but also the Russians in front of us pretty angry and after one of them got his crowbar out and others, including Dylan, stood infront of his car, the person was decent enough to wait outside. 😜The border was supposed to open at 8 am, well it opened at 9.30 am, then the first 10 cars drove in, but the guy who has to register the cars when entering the immigration area was late for work. So all the cars who already went in had to come back out again and thus the whole queue had to back up to make space. At 10 something we where finally in the immigration office, where all the officers sat around one table with a plate of boiled sheep (I guess the leftovers from the Naadam Festivities), then they liked the fat of their fingers and got to work with our papers, with lots of yawning inbetween. Mongolia, somethies you are so complicated, at other times I have no clue what you are up to, nor do I get your reasons for doing things they way you do it, but you got my heart anyway. 😀😍 •
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We were supposed to leave Mongolia yesterday. Well guess what! We are still here. Since it is the Naadam Festival, the most important festival of the year, the borders are closed down for 5 (!) days. This means our transit visa for Russia will only be valid for 2 days instead of 5 and we will be rushing through Russia 😜 until we reach the Kazah border 1200km later. For now we spend the days working and giving some wind and rain protection to the goats and sheep. :-)
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After 6 weeks of proper adventure and 4 blown up tires we are on the way to the russian border, heading towards Kasachstan afterwards. It was a blast to be here and we enjoyed every day to the fullest. Simply in love with Mongolia. ❤️🇲🇳❤️
PS: If you plan to come here with your van bring enough spear tires, since there are nearly no heavy vans driven here, there are no C tires available. 🧐#lessonlearnt
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The weather in Mongolia is pretty crazy. Within one hour the temperature can drop down by 20 degrees and there is nearly constant wind who brings rain, hail, sun and thunder all in one day. As travelers and photographers this is a bliss. For the people living in this conditions it’s a pretty harsh environment to live in. •
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After crashing it into a rock 4 weeks ago, our drone is back in the air and shows Mongolia in an even more scenic way. THIS COUNTRY IS SO BEAUTIFUL! And yes, it needs big letters :-) •
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Crossing the northern parts of the Gobi Desert makes our tiny house even smaller. So much of nothingness and still so so pretty! What a beautiful world we live in. •
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After waking up to the noises of Ulaanbaatar for the last two weeks, we are happy to wake up to the singing voices of hundreds of sheep and goats  again. Mongolia we just never ever get tired of you! ❤️ •
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While staying in Ulaanbaatar most of the nights we spent just outside of the city, overlooking the lights of the town and the airport. And of corse: there is not a night without a hot shower. A lot of people don’t believe us when we say we live in a van and have a shower every night. How often do you other van people shower? :-) we are curious about it! 
Und für alle Deutschsprachigen: ein neuer Blog ist online. Genau genommen sogar zwei ;-) ▶️ Link im Bio @ride2xplore •
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The other day the Bayasgalant social worker found two tiny little doggies on the road. We at the daycare center decided to keep them for the kids to grow up with dogs and learn a positive way of handling animals. For the weekend Dylan and I took them with us and now we are tempted to keep them in the van with us for good. 😍 Oh, my gosh, they are The cutest! Since we will cross all the Stans on our way back, we have to be realistic. But nonetheless: they adopted to #vanlife like kings. •
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Since one week we work in the Bayasgslant daycare center which I founded with 4 friends 15 years ago after my first visit to Mongolia. It is great to see how the kids grow up with us and how their lives change. How they become students and parents themselves, how their parents get out of alcohol or out of jail and try to become better. To see how they are no more thin and shy, but eat, laugh and play as kids should.
More info online www.bayasgalant.org
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Our campspot for the night, high above Ulaanbaatar international airport. All the #planespotter out there mus be jealous of our runway view. 😉 We are happy to leave the bustling city all night for some calm and green grounds. Lucky those are still easy to find, besindes Ulaanbaatar growing and growing. •
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We are driving the last 200km towards Ulaanbaatar, where we will be busy in the Bayasgalant childshelter the next few weeks. It was a great journey through amazing landscapes and meeting hospitable people, who invited us nearly every day into their homes. I look very much forward to meet my friends and my mongolian family, I don’t look forward to be in busy UB. •
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