Finally, we've reached Mongolia!! After having gotten to Beijing about 3 weeks ago, we were hit with the worst bout of "admin" we've possibly ever suffered from.
Admin, to those of you unfamiliar with it, is an affliction which forces you to do a thing called "adulting". That means getting things done that need to get done, regardless of whether they are fun and enjoyable or not.
In our case that meant applying for a variety of visas, filling in documents, applying for more visas, visiting embassies, standing in queues, emailing a bunch of people, contacting our banks for a variety of reasons and just generally "sorting shit out", as one says.
Due to this, we spent far more time on the less fun things than the fun things. This sucks. Luckily we for us, due to all of the "admin" we had to endure, we've built up quite a resistance to it, which means that we should be able to spend the next few months mostly admin free.
If only they could invent a vaccine for admin 🤔
The picture was taken during the train portion of our 36 hour bike-bus-jeep-wait-train-bike transportation slog that took us from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia a few days ago.
Now all that's left is a bit of organisation and then it's off into the wild for riding, cooking, camping, stargazing and just general naturing for many weeks to come.
Bring it on, Mongolia, I'm ready! 😎
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