Strolling Through the Gobi Desert

Gobi: Picture of Ruby Tsai and Dan Perry.

Ruby and Dan at the White Stupa, part of the Gobi desert.

I spent the last week touring the Gobi desert with three other backpackers, my wife Katie and a driver named Balgay. One of those three other backpackers was Ruby Tsai, from Taiwan. We climbed to the top of a sand dune, watching the sun go down over this marvelous land, and recorded a podcast. She's currently on her way to England, via the Trans-Siberian railroad. We talked about her trip, and she gave me some great tips for visiting Myanmar, as well as her native Taiwan.

Thanks for checking out the show and be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to see some pictures from the Gobi desert. It's a beautiful destination that I can't recommend enough.

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Show Notes:

Ruby shared the following pictures from her visit to Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). I can't wait to see it for myself!

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And, as promised, here are some of my photos from our trip to the Gobi desert:

Gobi: Picture of rocks.

Day 1: walking up the rocks of Baga Gazriin.

Gobi: Picture of Ruby.

Ruby enjoys the open landscape.

Gobi: Picture of campsite.

Campsite on our first night.

Gobi: Picture of grass.

There was a bit of grass in the desert. The animals love it like hamburgers.

Gobi: Picture of road.

The open road.

Gobi: Picture of Katie on a camel.

Camel ride!

Gobi: Picture of Ruby on a camel.

Check out those choppers.

Gobi: Picture of windy yaks.

Post-camel group shot from inside a ger. We're eating goat cheese and hard bread. We're drinking yak milk tea.

Gobi: Picture of sand dune.

Baby's first sand dune.

Gobi: Picture of Ruby walking on a sand dune.

Walking on the dunes.

Gobi: Picture of Tammy on a sand dune.

Tammy reaches the top of the 300-meter sand dune.

Gobi: Picture of Ruby on a sand dune.

Ruby crawls to the top.

Gobi: Picture of desert.

Gobi desert landscape.

Gobi: Picture of sand.

The creamy desert.

Gobi: Picture of camels.

Camels crossing the desert.

Gobi: Picture of bridge.

A footbridge to the dunes.

Gobi: Picture of Katie on the Flaming Cliffs.

Katie walks along the Flaming Cliffs.

Gobi: Picture of Katie looking at the Flaming Cliffs.

Checking out the Flaming Cliffs.

Gobi: Picture of ger camp.

We spent one night in a ger.

Gobi: Picture of ger takedown.

We got to watch a guy take down his ger. He was moving for the winter months.

Gobi: Picture of White Stupa.

The White Stupa.

Gobi: Picture of White Stupa.

Sitting in the middle of this vast landscape.

Gobi: Picture of White Stupa.

The other side of the White Stupa.

Gobi: Picture of Ulaanbaatar.

Day 7: Back in the Ulaanbaatar

Gobi: Picture of monks in a monastery.

A quick stop at the monastery before ending our trip.

For more of my photos from the Gobi desert, click here.

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