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August 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is James Walker, coming to you from Barnaul in Western Siberia, where I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of TDT sometime around 0600 Sunday.

When I last talked to Max, yesterday afternoon, they were well except for some sun burn. There is virtually no shade.

At this Saturday hour, 6pm here, 4pm in London ? and 11am in NY, your team should be breaking down its tent, lowering the Union Jack hub cap and removing passport control desk which would otherwise block their exit.

At the stroke of midnight, your team will hopefully glide past Russian customs, drive some 400k here to Barnaul and take a long shower.
For our onward trip, I have bought 6, 5 litre bottles of water, 15 different kinds of Korean (just add hot water) meals, 4 Twix bars (they love ‘em), 8 bananas, a bag of very small apples, 4 peaches, a shovel to help us dig out in the Gobi and a bottle of Russian vodka as a gesture of appreciation to the first Mongolians we meet….ie. the border guards.

If anything goes as planned we should be in Mongolia on Wednesday (18th) and in UB on August 24th or 25 or 26th or….

Again, we thank you for your continued support.

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  • 1 Guillaume Will Golsong // Aug 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Just got a hold of a copy of the Evening Standard and read all about your mishap (and, I’m ashamed to say learned about your ‘little’ excursion for the first time,hehe)…

    Anyway, just to say that I hope everything goes well for the rest of the trip. Looking forward to bumping into you in London come September.

    Best of luck, Guillaume

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