Wicked Winterfrost

32 Days & 10000 Km Later – Goodbye Asia

Posted in China, Mongolia, Russia, Trans-Siberian by talikas on July 5, 2009


Tallinn (Brussels)-Beijing 2009



Best moment

Seeing the vast Mongolian steppes and taking the first shower in UB after Gobi

A hot shower after Gobi, galloping in the steppes with Mongolian semi-wild horses

Worst moment

Just before my departure in Brussels, when I thought I would miss my plane, and my 52 mosquito bites after Ikh Bogd mountains

The end of the trip and leaving Beijing

Scariest moment

When we thought that ninjas are attacking our tent

Crossing the streets in UB, being afraid of ninjas in the tent

Weirdest moment

The really intensive Chinese massage

The Chinese massage for sure!

Funniest moment

The Artist and his comedy

Too many. Endless joking with Juliette and Tseigi in UAZ , naked Artist, Russian men obsessed with Juliette

Most ridiculous moment

In the Beijing-Berlin plane a little boy asked from Maria if she is travelling with her mother

Washing my own sheets in the tiny toilet of the UB-Beijing train. Honestly, it was just tea!

Best sound

Baby camel crying and our “Huleele” hymn

Strong wind and rain drumming outside the ger

Best food

Anything NOT SPICY (after Beijing)

Fresh fruits in Beijing, hot pot in UB and everything spicy J

Best drink

Hot water in Gobi

Gobi water, salty Mongolian milk tea

First thing to do when back at home

Eat a baguette with really old and stinky camembert

Hugs’n’kissing; try to stop thinking in French

Best night

In the tent during our first great sandstorm in Gobi

The “Lost in Translation” techno party in UB, and eating duck brains with Hannes, Juliette, Thomas

Most aching part of the body

Abdono after our crazy laughing

My knees, and my eyes after the last Gobi sandstorm

Best kiss

A Mongolian feminist girl in the toilets of a UB nightclub


Something you missed the most during your trip

French food, “Dr House”, my Russian tea

My boyfriend and Läike house-chill (feat. DJ Artur&Karl)

Most bizarre tradition

Shaking a person’s hand after accidentally touching his/her foot

Smelling small children’s genitals and doing some weird movements with hands in the air

Sexiest man & woman

“Hannes” for sure, Maria

Huntushe and Juliette

What did you discover about Juliette/Maria

I discovered everything about Maria, and I will miss her a lot. And that she has friends everywhere…

Hehehe, many things, e.g. I found out that Juliette is a true scout and a queen of camping, and that she adores Bordeaux white (not)

What did you discover about yourself?

I can not sleep without Maria anymore besides me

I can stand on my head (thanks, Artist) and I really don’t like people who talk too much

What are you going to change in your life after the trip?

No mutton!

I promise to appreciate vegetables


And finally, greetings to all the people we met during our trip. Starting from the beginning (and sorry for not remembering all the names): Irina, Natasha, weird Israel guy, Anja and her mom, Babushka, Anton and her mom, Paulina, her brother and father, Stjopa, Maksim, Oksana, James, the funny British tourist ladies, Misha, Katja, Ira, Danish vodka family, Aleksei, Sandõk, Tseigi and her mom, Birgit, Roy, Kiwa, Rick, Tseren, numerous very hospitable Mongolian families during our UAZ trip, the cute Mongolian girl on a horse wearing a tennis outfit, all the ninjas, Huntushe (Von Swan), his mom, sister, brother, nephew, Gunbilegt (G aka Deep-Wise), his grandfather, grandmother, and other relatives, Gansukh (Simba), Biggie, the flower-shirt-guy,  the-feminist-in-the-toilet-girl, the oh-damn-my-sandals-guy, the UB Krishna community, Tumro (Ironman) and his family, Beatrice, Malin, Gustav, French mec on the train, Hannes, Sigrid&kids, the merry UB officials, all the provadnitsas, Tomo and his brother, Thomas, the helpful Beijing map guy, Simon. Did I forget someone, Juliette?


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  1. Holmps said, on July 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm


  2. Reinuvader said, on July 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Damn right you forgot someone but that’s ok :)

    • talikas said, on July 8, 2009 at 11:33 pm

      hehehe vaata kysimust “worst moment” ja oled seal kaudselt mainitud :P (no offence)

  3. aaaartur said, on July 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    UAZ – uralskii avtozavod alustas oma tootmist jänkide willise kopeerimisest, toodab 5+ vastupidavuse ja 4+ läbivusega maastikuautosid. Teie UAZi taolised olid aastakümneid kasutusel kiirabiautodena, ka Eestis.

  4. isa said, on July 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    tjan-tjan. olen sõitnud. 4-aastane Maria käis sellisega Nõva järvedel kala püüdmas!

  5. talikas said, on July 8, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    oh mu kallid autosõbrad-mehed. ma sain täna teada, et saab on rootsi auto.

  6. isa said, on July 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    saab, saab, saab, ükskord ikka saab…

  7. Edoardo said, on July 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Just had a look at the pictures, beautiful ones, I think you got better at it.
    Congrats for making it out of the trip to both of you, must be something you will never forget. Reading the posts I actually thought a couple of times “I wouldn’t have the courage to do this” :)



    • talikas said, on July 11, 2009 at 7:59 am

      thanks, edoardo :) it is actually rather difficult not to make good photos in mongolia :P

  8. Huntushe said, on July 13, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    hoho, you are Wicked Winterfrost.

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