India Insight

The Mongol Rally: Siberia

August 21, 2010

The Mongol Rally: SiberiaThe morning brought good news. We were closer to Semey, a large town near the Russian border than we thought. There was still the issue of how to get our half-broken-down car there.

The Mongol Rally: Return to the Desert

August 16, 2010

We left Almaty feeling refreshed and ready for the road ahead, knowing we would face another tough stint on the open and deserted roads of Kazakhstan. Open Road

The Mongol Rally: The Southern Cities

August 16, 2010

The southeastern region of Kazakhstan is a cluster of historic cities that make up the cultural and commercial heart of the country. Pre-Soviet heritage is better preserved here than in other areas and the concentration of ethnic Kazakhs is highest in this region.

The Mongol Rally: Crossing the Kazakh Steppe

August 7, 2010

After a testing five-day, 2000 mile crossing of the arid Kazakh Steppe, I am writing from Aral in Southern Kazakhstan.