The Gobi desert. A desert in the middle of Mongolia that is unique on its own. A piece of land that attracts few travelers. And the backpackers that do visit, mostly end up here via the magical Trans Mongolian Express (here I told why you should absolutely make the journey). And so, like the ones that went before me, I also ended up in this beautiful stretch of land, with very soon a clear vision in mind: the immense Gobi desert would be crossed. And so it happened. In a Russian 4WD van, I and the boyfriend stepped into the adventure with five others. What followed were six days in which Mongolia shot straight to the top of my oh-my-god-I-can’t-believe-I-have-been-there-list. Staying with local families in traditional gers, an ever-changing landscape and an unimaginable way of life for us in the West: the Gobi desert blew my mind!
See for yourself why….