Jodi on July 27th, 2009

First of all, thank you to any of our loyal readers out there. We know we’re painstakingly slow about posting. Procrastination rules the roost. And, it’s not even that we don’t want to share our stories—it’s just that there are so many other blogs to read (which I can’t wait to share with you), but [...]

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Jodi on July 16th, 2009

Our last jeep trip was through Uyuni, Bolivia—-and although the scenery was spectacular after four days in a jeep I was stir crazy. Thus, when we signed up for a 12-day jeep tour in Mongolia I felt weary over how long I’d remain sane (and civil). Don’t get me wrong; it’s not so much the [...]

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Chris on July 9th, 2009

Stepping off the plane in Ecuador we had a rough idea of the things we would do and see in each of the countries on our list. The one exception to the list was Mongolia. We had no idea what there was to do and see in Mongolia. So it was a fortunate twist of fate [...]

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When the alarm went off at 4am, we groaned and debated whether we should hike the Great Wall of China from Jinshanling to Simitai another day. Begrudgingly though, we dragged ourselves out of bed and made our way to the Dongzhimen bus station. Most folks doing this hike book through a tour group. But to [...]

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