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Kazakhstan, a country where you cannot leave empty-handed...

October 22 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #Travel Stories, #Kazakhstan

We cross the Kazakh border very quickly and without difficulty. We drive towards Cemey and go through huge desert plains where there are still some small villages but the collective farms (kolkhoz) from the Soviet era are abandoned. At Cemey, we notice...

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From Gobi desert to Russia through the highlands of Altay

October 8 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #Travel Stories, #Russia, #Mongolia

After meeting John Hare who works for the protection of wild camels (see previous article), we finally go back to the north. The first step between the Gobi Desert and Tsogt where we can refuel is challenging enough for the vehicle. This is a canyon where...

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Wild Camels - Critically endangered specie - Meeting with John Hare

October 5 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #Mongolia, #Reserves, #Ecovolunteer, #Ecovolunteer Trip, #Wild Camel

After leaving the team of the GOBI BEAR PROJECT who returned to Ulaanbaatar, we stay one more day in the village where is the administration of the Great Gobi A National Park. The rangers tell us that two French journalists come to the reserve in the...

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Newspaper - The Czech Republik

September 20 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #The Czech Republic, #Presse

The local bulletin of Krtiny (town in the Czech Republik where we met very nice people : Livia and Peter) printed an article about our project that you can see by clicking on the link below. Look at page 35-6 to see this article. Thank you to our friends...

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Ecovolunteer in Mongolia - Hustai National Park - Przewalski's horses

August 29 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #Mongolia, #Ecovolunteer, #Ecovolunteer Trip, #Przewalski's horses

We arrive at Hustai National Park on July 30th and meet Munkhbat TARAV, responsible for research and communication, who we met previously in Ulan Bator. Bandi, the Director of the park receives us into his office to better understand what we thought with...

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Meeting with Munkhzaya and appointment at the Ministry of Environment ...

August 9 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #Mongolia, #Travel Stories

We arrive in Mongolia on Wednesday, July 23rd and spend the night near the immigration service in Ulaanbaatar to extend our visa to two months the next morning. While we finalize the formalities for our visa, we note that three people look forward to...

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Irkoutsk, Lake Baikal and nice meetings

July 27 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #Travel Stories, #Russia

Upon arrival in Irkutsk, we are at about 60 km from Lake Baikal. This city of more than 600,000 inhabitants is ideal to refuel, find spare parts and complete the administrative formalities such as visas for Mongolia (which are not useful anymore now)....

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From Moscow to Irkoutsk on the Trans-Siberian Road

July 22 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #Travel Stories, #Russia

We arrived in Moscow on a Saturday morning which allows us to drive in good conditions. Katia, a friend of Yuri welcomes us and puts us in direct contact with Elina, a young journalist for who the capital has no secrets. She hosts us for 3 days and we...

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Eco-volunteer program for the rehabilitation of brown bears in Karelia - Russia

June 27 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #Ecovolunteer, #Ecovolunteer Trip, #Russia, #Reserves, #Brown Bears

When we arrived at Kostomuksha, Yuri, who is the assistant of the association Lupus Laetus, welcomed us and we went to the village of Voknavolok about 50km further north. After following different paths through the forest, we stopped the car on the banks...

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Happy birthday Céline

June 3 2014 , Written by Le BLOG d'Around The Rock Published on #Travel Stories, #Russia, #Brown Bears, #Ecovolunteer, #Ecovolunteer Trip

No big party for my 30 years old birthday, just a day spent in the middle of the russian taïga. In the morning, a group of 24 wild swans was on the river in front of our camp. In the evening, Iouri, my russian father and mother (because he takes very...

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