Nomadic Year Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
August 24th, 2016 Tunduk hostel

You can camp in the parking lot. fits 2 cars, only 1 big rig at a time. price $8pp with breakfast. has a nice swimming pool. atmosphere is relaxed, homey. clean. free laundry machine.

August 16th, 2016 Wild camping in the mid point between Bishkek and Osh

On a way to Osh from Bishkek, we decided to spend a night on the side of the road. Nice valley where you can appreciate mountain view covered with snow and can easily find flat spot. Bunch of horses and cows (that being said, lots of poops) Quite chilly at night but no bugs!!

August 14th, 2016 Celestial Mountains Hostel

Camped in the parking lot. 200 som pp. includes fast wifi, good shower and toilet. fits 7-8 cars.

August 13th, 2016 Wild camping by Issykul

A bit away from a restaurant and yurt camp. Quite at night, not windy. No bugs.

August 12th, 2016 Neofit Hostel

Okay hostel, a bit older. secure parking. okay wifi. 500 som pp for a bed + breakfast . 300 pp camping. breakfast 120pp if camping.

August 12th, 2016 Meat Market

fresh meats, we tried we liked.

August 12th, 2016 Mustafa Restaurant

great food, cheap. Kyrgyzstan cuisine. we loved the Mustafa fried Lagan!!!

August 12th, 2016 Hostel Nice

Amazing hostel with secure parking for 2 cars. camping is 300 som pp. bed is 500 som pp. great showers, fast wifi. large clean kitchen/common area. one of the best hostels we have stayed at.

August 8th, 2016 700 year old Willow tree

the tree that Genghis Khan touched when he was in this valley...according to the local legends.
eitherway, huge tree that demands respect even if it's just by sheer age alone.

August 8th, 2016 Singing Sand Dunes

Go up the dune, then get on your butt and slide down. You should feel a low deep rumble...that's the song.

August 1st, 2016 Koylik Hotel Parking lot

we asked if we can car camp in front of the hotel, the owner said yes and invited us to park behind the building away from the main road. there is a pit toilet available. had breakfast here, the food is great. it was free to camp. shower 500 tenge per person.

July 31st, 2016 Sauna, Banya, shower (МОНША)

400 tenge per person for banya. separate rooms for men and women. go in fill up a bucket with hot/cold water and soap yourself. steam room inside.

July 30th, 2016 wild camping next to a farm

Flat steppe with a little village, some poop and geese.

July 29th, 2016 Avantage Car Parts Store (Авантаж)

Great store for most Japanese and Korean vehicles.

July 29th, 2016 Mechanic "Bashnya" (СТО Башня)

These mechanics can do it all, small or large vehicles. fast work, good prices. a day of work costs 10,000 rubles.
I replaced ball bearings, all the rubber parts of suspension here. plus refurbished my leaking steering rack.

July 29th, 2016 Bistronom Grocery Store (Быстроном)

Amazing place to stock up on food either before or after Mongolia.

July 29th, 2016 Mechanic U Mamonta (CTO)

Oil, filter, fuel filter, air filter change. Suspension inspection. Wheel alignment.

July 20th, 2016 Hostel Izba (very good and cheap)

Nice place, the shower is amazing. Super clean and extremely friendly owners. Speak superb English and make you feel like you are visiting your friends or family's home. 400 rubles per person per night.

July 20th, 2016 Water Well Free

White tall building with hoses coming out from it. Feel free to fill up your tanks. The water has a some color and sulfur smell to it, the locals drink this water without any problems.

July 20th, 2016 Oblepiha cafe and truck stop

Everything is nice except the mosquitos.

July 18th, 2016 Kosh-Agach Hostel

Parking inside a hostel with good protection from the wind. 500 rubles for parking and sleeping in your car for 2 people, includes hot shower and fast wifi.

July 11th, 2016 Public Bath House

5000 tegriks for 2 people. still open.

July 5th, 2016 Orkhon river wild camping

next to the river, a bit windy at night but the roof top tent did okay. lots of flies in the morning and afternoon. pretty views.

July 2nd, 2016 Oasis Cafe & Guesthouse

Still 30,000 tegriks for a car and 2 people camping. Clean, friendly...many overlanders here.

June 30th, 2016 Potable water

10-50 liters: 5 rubles
50-100 liters: 10 rubles
100-200 liters: 20 rubles
200-500 liters: 30 rubles
500-1000 liters: 50 rubles
put the money in the bowl on the post.

June 29th, 2016 Kotelok Cafe and Restaurant

Downstairs. Food, coffee and free wifi.

June 29th, 2016 Turbaza Baikal

A few cabins for rent, parking lot for all kinds of rigs, pit toilet and shower. 100 rubles a night.

June 28th, 2016 Kluevka Cafe

Cafe with a large gravel parking lot for truckers to sleep. there is a small dirt road just to the right of the building that leads to shore of Baikal.

June 26th, 2016 Consulate General of South Korea

Located on the 3rd floor of Hotel Inturist

June 26th, 2016 Consulate General of Mongolia

Visa processing.