Car packed up and ready to go. Modern camping gear packs up into really small packs – and actually goes back into them when you have used it – who knew! (I apologise to Matt here – this aversion to camping is mine alone. Matt has taken most of the stunning images but I get to write the blog.. so many of the biased views are mine)

We have a long day ago to Ulaanbataar. The first 190km off-road and then another 280km on what turns out to be a road that only turns to follow the curvature of the earth!