Category: Adventures

Diving Dahab - looking up at the entrance to the Canyon. 14

Why Diving Dahab Rocks

Diving Dahab the visibility is always stellar, the colours crystal clear. Looking up through the Canyon, the sun beams a bright, bright blue – at night, you can watch a full moon rise over...

Horses, mountains and fresh grass en route to the Darkhad Depression, Mongolia. 4

Best… Ger… EVER

This is the view from the best ger ever, a herd of horses passing by, untrimmed manes trailing in the breeze. It is, in fact, the classic Mongolian ger. And this is the ger...

Zac plays in the snow in the pass from Khovsgol Nuur to the Darkhad Depression. 5

Crossing the Pass — and Mongolian Horses

The mountains that divide Khovsgol Nuur from the Darkhad Depression aren’t terribly mountainous. They’re misty, sure, and a little forbidding, but rather rounded compared to the jagged and snowclad peaks that mark the Russian...

Khovsgol Nuur - beach and stump and reflecting waters. 1

On Khovsgol Nuur

There’s a pleasant rhythm to a long journey, and within an hour or so we’re in it: spotting the different types of wildflowers, keeping an eye on a dog that has decided to follow...

Zac emerging from our ger in Khatgal. 3

Horses and Khatgal

“When I was 17,” Ganbaa explains, “I was a wrestler. And a group of us went to Russia, wrestling. There were no tall buildings in Ulaanbaatar at the time, and so, when we stayed...