After the finish line in Ulan Ude, we started our way back home through Russia. 6000km to Moskau, 7400 km to Estonia. Sibiria is 6000km of forest, interrupted by millions cities. It took us 12 days to Moskau including three stopovers. An amazing country with friendly people. It was mostly cold and wet and we saw our first snow. Now we are overloaded with impressions and we are heading straight back home.
After 8 weeks and 18'250 km on the road, we finally reached the finish line in Ulan Ude. Now, we are on the way back home. The tracker is off line now.
More than 1000km awesome Mongolia. Let the movie talk.
Kasachstan was a bit boring wirh lots of very bad roads. After all we reached Russia, an amazing country, a lot different than expected. Modern, friendly, clean and you get everything you need.
From Osh to Balykchy across the Kygyzstan mountains. Two days of real rally feeling. Although you can hear strange sounds from every corner of our car and we hit the ground constantly, it still works.
The second part of the Pamir Highway was mostly 3900 m above sea level. We reached the highest point at 4655m. Sleeping in a Jurte, night temperatures below freezing point, a broken cooling system and towing away Speedy Swiss were some highlights. The mountains, the natur and the people are amazing.
After four days on extremley poor gravel roads with an avarege speed of 25 km/h, two new shock absorbers and twice cracked oil pan, we reached Alichur. The Pamir Highway is a real challange for the cars. Towing away Speedy Swiss and meeting very friendly people, is worth the trouble. Part II is coming soon.
Light show in Samarkand. Only 14 from 20 minutes, because the battery of the mobil was flat.
After a couple of days without WIFI and really wild roads along the Afghanien border, we have reached Chorough. The change of the shock absorbers on the BURGDORFER Swiss Team car and a broken ouil pan on the Speedy Swiss car brought us a delay of on day. The new shock ab absobers dont really work and the oil pan is fixed wirh two component adhesive, but we are back on the road. Here the latest video till Dushanbe, the start of the Pamir Highway.
Ashgabat in Turmenistan was a great experiance. A surreal town made of white marbel and absolutely clean. Somehow like a ghost town. Its different if you go east where you will find the normal people. All in all an very interesting country with many faces. The people are very friendly too but the roads are getting more and more awful with lots of potholes. Travelling speed is between 10 and 80 km/h. Meanwhyle we reached 10'000 km and are currently in Usbekistan. The Pamir Highway is getting closer.