Scott with Ulaan Bataar in the
The purpose of the people on
the road section is to showcase the wide ranges of people and
personalities that one meets on a trip like this. People
from all walks of life are encountered. On the motorcycle we
seem to meet more types than many other forms of travel which is
what makes this medium fascinating to me.
One person and his family,
whose job is to help people, it was our pleasure to encounter in
Also having a deep interest in
motorcyclists and adventure riding Scott contacted me via the
internet after finding about our trip off
Working for the US State Department as a diplomat, he gave us many
helpful suggestions for our trip through Mongolia even before we
diplomat that has worked in different countries through out Asia,
Scott has the foreign service in his blood following closely in
his fathers footsteps who also specialized in this part of the
world meaning Scott grew up all over Asia.
An extremely personable and
giving character who shared an example of this when he offered to
meet us on his own BMW adventure bike that he had brought over
from the States, at the border when we arrived. Click for a
of this journey.
Typical of his disposition,
Scott offered for all three of us to stay at his place for a few
days to clean up an prepare for the trip to the Gobi, which we
gladly accepted staying a couple of more days than we intended due
to problems with my battery (sorry Scott!)
Meeting his amiable wife,
were given a room to stay and a hot shower which removed half of
the road from Ulan Ude from us.
His house was like a palace
to us. Large and roomy it had all the modern appliances
included a washing machine which we were in dire need of. Total
luxury compared to what we had been staying in since leaving the
I could continue to talk
about all the sacrifices he and his family made for us, but I
would be talking forever on that subject. Regardless to say,
Scott helped us more than we could ever repay and made sure that
we were taken well care of making our trip to Ulan Bator and
Mongolia the most pleasurable of experiences.
From all the three of us,
including Ilja, Roman and Mirella we thank you and your family
from the bottom of our hearts Scott.
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