Part 3-The Travel Gear Diaries: Hardware

I'll basically be carrying a portable movie studio in my carry on bag for our trip. We stocked up on a lot of this gear when we were home for Christmas. Some was a gift from ourselves to ourselves which is not really in the spirit of Christmas but we wanted to make sure that…

Mongolia Part 3: Among the Holy

The scenery has taken a big change. For our first few days in Mongolia, the steppe was a smooth, barren landscape. What was once ankle high scrub gave way to hills, gullies and glens spotted with small trees. During our drive, we were 4 wheel creeping over lava flows, and insolent river crossings, which turned…

Mongolia Part 2: Among Riders

It's funny how one tiny piece of equipment can turn an entire piece of machinery useless. Creative Commons This was the case for me with during our first night in the Ger when (while packing back in Korea) I left my CPAP mask behind, rendering my CPAP machine I'd brought to Mongolia, useless. I was…

Mongolia Part 1: Among Nomads

After 17 years of living in Asia, we decided to go to Mongolia. Mongolia, we heard, was hard on small children and wanted to put off the long, overland travel times until Ava had turned 7 or 8. Some friends of ours did self travel with real little ones (ages 3 to 7), and they…