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First Two Months - London to Mongolia

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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.

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.


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.

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

Russian Toilet, it was actually free though

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...


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

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