Filmed and Edited by: Pete Rojwongsuriya
Mongolia is definitely one of the best country I’ve been to so far, way up there with New Zealand!
I spent 2 weeks in Mongolia, starting my trip in Ulaanbator and went off independently with my friends to Sainshand for a few days before going on a week tour in the Gobi desert.
During those time I had the opportunity to experience what life is like living as a nomad, not having electricity, internet access, flushing toilets, a regular shower and needless to say, I came out of this experience a changed man.
Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square, named for the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire. Also in Ulaanbaatar are the National Museum of Mongolia, displaying historic and ethnographic artifacts, and the restored 1830 Gandantegchinlen Monastery.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Pete Rojwongsuriya
Azerbaijan or as it is known as the Land of Fire was kind of an unknown to me as a travel destination and so I decided to travel there and spend a month exploring the country from the hyper-modern capital city of Baku to the peculiar exclave republic of Nakhchivan. The journey begins at a site where they discovered several prehistoric rock carvings not too far from Baku.
The history of Azerbaijan stretched back to prehistoric times which is evidenced by the rock carvings in Gobustan and that’s where our journey begins in the video. From the empty vastness of the land to humans existing throughout prehistoric times, to the discovery of fire that sprawled up all kinds of civilization, and then there was oil and that where the intro ends and our journey in modern-day Azerbaijan begins.
The video will take you through some of the most incredible sights in the hyper-modern city of Baku before making our way out into the mountains in the Azerbaijani Caucasus.
Music: Journey by Itai Armon