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Mongolia

The Сrossing of Russian-Mongolian Border via Kyakhta–Aganbulag Checkpoint: How to Get from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar and Transport in Mongolia


Kyakhta–Aganbulag is the most popular border crossing point between Russia and Mongolia, since the Ulan-Ude–Ulaanbaatar road passes through it. The distance between these two cities is about 585 km, which equals about 12 hours’ drive, including the border crossing and such kind of views on the way. There is also a plane between Ulan-Ude and Ulaanbaatar which flies twice a…

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Tunkinskaya Valley

Arshan (Baikal): The Guided Tour to the Sun Observatory and Extinct Volcanoes


We are very far from being the fans of organized tours, especially after some unpleasant experiences, for instance, in Abkhazia and Zanzibar. This negative experiences, however, may be contested by the positive ones, such as tours in Kamchatka or Olkhon Island in Baikal. Similarly, the guided tour to Arshan (we walked around it on our own a lot too) also…

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