We descended into a valley and found the only shade we’d seen all day. It was time for lunch so we pulled up next to a couple of Russian vans. Hot, tired and dusty. The vans are everywhere in Russia, always the same shade of grey, purposeful looking but kind of cute too. I want one!
There were some people having lunch so we kept our distance, but they called us over for a chat. A German tour group were having a superb pasta dish, would we like to join them? It was very kind and soon we were tucking in, taking about their trip. A three week tour of Mongolia, a group of friends who often go away together.