Show stopper

Today we moved into the Mongolian area. Great open spaces and a far more traditional feel with people walking their cows and sheep for grazing alongside the road.

We passed through a little town with a market day on in the main through road, driving between the stalls and causing chaos. We stopped at the outside of town and Dave and I wandered back to get some fresh apricots and apples and discovered a chinese wailing concert with an audience of a few hundred who we joined. Suddenly the whole audience was looking at us and the singers lost the plot as they tried to see us too. Obviously there have been no tourists here before. Total amazement was all over the faces of the locals.

We have met many people who have studied English for many years and have never seen a tourist let alone talked English to one. This is a very isolated area of the world with such friendly people. Wish I could stay longer.
Love Jojo

3 Responses to Show stopper

  1. MOD July 6, 2005 at 8:39 am #

    Make like a sponge jojo – absorb every drop – not many sleeps left. Best. Us 4.

  2. Raewynne Pedofski July 7, 2005 at 8:16 pm #

    Jo this may be your last post, as I thought I heard that you had deadlines to get to airports in the next day or so…????
    Thanks ever so much for sharing this wonderful trip with the rest of the world,It’s been great seeing the photos, hearing of the fun times and also sympathising as things went not so well……

    Enjoy the last day or two and have a safe journey back to little old NZ!

  3. Christine and David July 31, 2005 at 6:59 pm #

    Hi Jo and Guys
    This is Christine and David who you met at the hotel and restaurant in Izola, Slovenia, the only other Antipodeans in the place – outside the hotel on the day you departed. If you like we can email them to you.
    I have followed your trip with some interest and just wish to say “good on you”.
    Cheers
    Christine and David