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Postcards from a Mongolian Desert Expedition

by Globetrooper Todd | 11 Responses
Gobi 2011 Expedition Mongolia

As most of you know, Lauren from Team Globetrooper is currently undertaking one of the toughest adventure challenges of her life. She’s trekking 1,600 kms (1,000 miles) across the remote Gobi Desert in Mongolia. She’s covering over 30 kms each day, all with her trusty companion Bumblebee (the Bactrian camel).

Lauren was able to upload a few small photos with the team’s satellite connection. And WOW! What a place to be. The photo to the right is Lauren and her tent-mate, Flo.

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Posted in Gobi 2011, Mongolia | June 3rd, 2011

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