Photo of the Week: Mongolian Roads
Mongolian Roads. About 15 miles outside of Ulaanbaatar, we made a sharp left turn off the main two-lane highway and started off-roading it in our Russian van south to the Gobi Desert. For another six days we wouldn’t see another paved road.
Part of the attraction of driving to the Gobi was just to be out in the middle of nothingness: no people, no other vehicles, no trees, no roads, no mountains, no camels, a featureless landscape. This is what I had come to see. And I wasn’t disappointed.
2 thoughts on “Photo of the Week: Mongolian Roads”
This is why I want to take Trans Siberian and look places along the way. It’s one of my dream travel.
Nothingness is awesome.
@Juno Yeah, I really get obsessed with searching out these places of “nothingness”– vast, empty, stretches of land. Mongolia is a great place for this. But I definitely recommend you see more of Mongolia than just from the train. Get off in Ulaanbaatar and take a week-long trip into the Gobi. You’ll never forget it.