Big Bend Chat
Big Bend or Bust! => The West Texas Fandango (aka Road Trip) => Topic started by: SHANEA on January 23, 2007, 01:53:24 PM
I want to go to the Northern reaches of Canada during the dead of winter to see the Northern Lights. Then, I want to hop over to Russia and do the Trans Siberian Railroad from St. Petersburg all the way to Vladivostok in the dead of winter - with a stop off in Mongolia. . In order to pay for these expensive vacations, I'm going to setup a website and ask for "donations" to my cause. I'll send you a trip report and pictures. :P
Who wants to go with me :?:
Vladivostok? Is that near the South Rim?
Its rather cold, but the Northern Lights are truely awesome (and I don't use that word, er, lightly). Its frequently cloudy in that part of the world in winter though...plan on a prolonged stay. I saw them from central Sask. in late August (all night long, what a show!) and again from the air flying into Anchorage from the Bering Sea. Something for a life list, for sure.
I agree with randall, just divy up the donations a bit. I'll take 2 tanks of gas to get to/from BB, thank you.
A buddy of mine is a consultant to the Mongolian national legislature -- yes, they have a government! -- so we'd have a place to stay.
It's kinda cold there this time of year (http://www.mongolia-web.com/component/option,com_eweather/Itemid,133/), but if you're looking for work, they have a current opening for a marmot researcher (http://www.mongolia-web.com/content/blogcategory/44/131/), something that would be up most our alleys. Might help to defray the cost of the trip.