I’ve worked out that I have another 8 so 16 border crossing on this trip and they may just be the death of me. They are painful and that is no exaggeration. THE first Russian one was the worst the second Russian one the easiest (i.e. Kaz to Russia) the Russian exit form Kaz another nightmare and the entry to Mongolia as well. Although we had it easy just 5 hours in total, as there were no queues. We met another German rider, travelling with a Swiss couple who spent 9 hours at the same border the day before. The Mongolian border is open from 8 to 5pm only and closes for 2 hours over lunch from 12. At least the Mongolians were pleasant and some spoke English so we didn’t have any problems it just gets tedious waiting, and filling in copious numbers of forms.