The trip began with a week-long stay in Mongolia, a very big country with some very big views. I took some very big photographs, so I hope you’re looking at this on a very big monitor. Big!
On a mountain overlooking the Mongolian capital, the Zaisan Memorial features a 360-degree mural depicting scenes of Russian-Mongolian cooperation.
Arriving at our Ger camp, where we spent a week living with a Mongolian family of herders. This was absolutely the highlight of the trip, although I feel we might have lucked out: Our tour guide was a friend’s uncle, and our nomad host father was his hunting buddy – so our stay felt less like being on a tour, and more like hanging out with family.
But then we were finally on our way into Siberia: