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First Two Months - London to Mongolia

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Here's my travel map you can see where I was and when.

I have made my way from London to Mongolia. Just spent New Year's here in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I slept through the countdown though, I went home to warm up before going back out and I fell asleep. It would have been awesome because everyone had a ton of fireworks, lesson learned. Mongolia is cheap, safe and interesting, just a bit frustrating to get stuff done sometimes, oh yeah and its freaking cold.

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Mongolian Clothes my host had, really warm

I blitzed through Europe, London, France, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg then a 2 day boat to Finland. It was good place to start because it's so easy to travel. Amsterdam was fun for a day I rode around on a bike in the day and walked around at night. By fluke I was in Normandy, France on Remembrance day. I lost my passport in Hamburg. I decided I would book a flight home in three days if I didn't find it because I would have to wait a month for a new passport and there was no way to get all my visas again. It was turned into the police the next day. In all I only lost one day and $50 dollars that was with the passport.

Amsterdam

Spent almost a month in Russia. I left on the last day of my visa. It was pretty cold sometimes but good. Alot more orderly than I had expected and people were pretty helpful.

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Moscow, Lenin is in the back, I couchsurfed near the apartments on the right and look at the lady with the toy gun.

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Russian Toilet, it was actually free though

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Lenin Head in Ulan Ude, Russia near Mongolia Border

I have couchsurfed almost all the way. Its pretty easy to do but I have to be on internet almost every day. I have really enjoyed it but sometimes I just want to be alone. Here is my couchsurfing account...

http://www.couchsurfing.com/profile.html?id=JX2AKP

Decided I will probaly not go to South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Turns out its no longer possible by boat and I don't think I have enough time anyway. Still trying to get an Iranian visa but everywhere I go they say 2-3 weeks wait, which I don't have to spare.

Posted by Chris Adam 22:19

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Hi Chris,

My name is Chris Adam as well, and was google-in and you came up.
Was reading of your travels, interesting to me as I travelled some back in the easrly 70's between College and University, and my brother travels the world with his work, and I live vicariously through his travelling. Wish I had the time to do more, but quite busy here in Ottawa as a Realtor. Get away when I can.
Your blog is great reading, photos help the storey along.
Have fun travelling,

Chris Adam
cadam@magma.ca

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