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.

 

See the best places to ride horses in central Asia.