Adventure Blog

10 Apr 2018
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Music, Cars, Rum and Cigars… Viva Cuba!

Like so many others I was on the fast track to get to Cuba before the flood gates opened to the American market. Over the last few years during the Obama administration it was becoming easier and easier for Americans like myself to squeeze through the grey zone and legally visit Cuba. The word was out to get to Cuba now, before it would become too late. Now this was my first time to Cuba, and since I was not […]

01 Feb 2017

A Journey Through Mongolia

In 2016 we travelled for a month through the great expanses of Mongolia. We hope you will enjoy this travel video and look forward to sharing more adventures.

20 Nov 2016

End of the Road

If you missed the first part of our trip to visit the Tsaatan you can find it here https://adventurecalls.us/a-journey-of-a-lifetime/ As we approach the Tsaatan camp after a long and strenuous journey, we are elated to have finally reached our destination. Curious and shy stares from the children soon turn into big smiles as they welcome us. We would spend the next couple of days living alongside the Tsaatan reindeer-herding families and get a better understanding of their life and daily activities. […]

03 Nov 2016

A Journey of a Lifetime

“If I never ride a horse again I will be a happy man,” Martin uttered in exhaustion. To be fair Martin was coming off a three-day horse trek to reach a remote Tsaatan tribal village close to the Russian border, as far north as you can get in Mongolia. It was no leisurely trek as we were expecting, but multiple days of full on trotting and galloping that would last well past dusk. I have been riding since I was […]

17 Oct 2016

A Nation on the Move

You are slowly waking up on your sheepskin mattress, watching your misty breath in the bitter morning cold as you realize that the fire has been out for hours. The wind is roaring outside while you gather courage and motivation to get out from under the covers, light the stove, and bring some warmth back to the hearth. It has been increasingly difficult for the herds to find food in the pastures they have grazed on for the past few […]

09 Oct 2016

A Big Steppe in the Right Direction

I was first mesmerized by Mongolia because of its legendary horse culture. With visions of Chinggis Khan and his mounted warriors galloping across the Mongolian Steppe, I have always been attracted to this time in history. How could one man conquer so much of the world? And how incredible that his greatest weapon was the horse. Much has changed since Chinggis’s era, but the horse’s presence has stood the test of time. It has been debated for years whether the […]

07 Oct 2016

A Sprawling City of Contrasts

With the characteristic sound of the plane’s tires hitting the runway, it finally really dawned on us: we had reached Chinggis Khaan International Airport, and a month of adventures in Mongolia had begun. This journey through Mongolia had been years in the works. There were logistics and funding issues to sort out before we could make it happen, not to mention finding the time to leave our daily lives for the considerable duration needed to explore this vast destination. Unknown […]

13 Apr 2016

Saved by South Africans

As the sun reached the horizon I had to realize that the inevitable sunset had arrived and I was lost. I had been driving all day enjoying spectacular vistas in the mountains of southern Lesotho and my goal for the day was a campground shown on the map at the very edge of the border overlooking South Africa; however the campground was yet to be found. The majority of the roads I had driven the last few hours neither showed […]

11 Apr 2016

Secrets of the Basotho Pony

Horses have been in my blood as long as I can remember. I started riding as a little girl after begging and pleading with my parents to let me take lessons. With some reluctance from my parents (playing basketball or soccer would certainly have been a lot cheaper) I took my first riding lesson around 5ish and have not looked back since. People say you are horse crazy and if you don’t ride you don’t even know the half of […]

10 Apr 2016

A nice small drop in a big ocean

While slowly navigating some of the treacherous steep dirt roads it became abundantly clear to me that Lesotho truly cares about educating its children. The poverty of Lesotho is impossible to miss and most people, especially in the countryside, live very basic with little to no money at hand. However as you see the proud smiling children in their well cared for school uniforms heading for school it’s easy to forget this fact. It’s a funny thing, street signs when […]