Wandering around a place where 75 million years ago dinosaurs were still enjoying the sun that cast a fiery orange glow on the rock formations on which they stood. Gazing mindlessly at tiny grains of sand that – while producing a singing sound – seem to dance on the yellow-white sand dunes. Feeling fresh water splash around in a narrow gorge where ice lays all year round in the shadows of the rocks. Few countries know how to combine a road trip so well with an off-the-beaten-track experience as a jouncing tour through the Gobi. The trip is at the same time both breathtaking as a true rollercoaster. A rollercoaster that, if you know these 13 things, will be a lot more pleasant.