I think it took about four hours of going back and forth to different windows, standing there watching guards on YouTube rather than sorting us out. You cant get angry because they hold the power. All you can do is put a smile on your face and be patient.
Having relaxed for a few days in Barnaul it was time to move on and push forward towards the Mongolian border. It was nice to relax and at the same time I picked up a very good riding partner at least to Ulgii in Mongolia.
It has been a year now since I officially told everyone about my plans to ride a round the world on a motorbike solo. I now have less than three months until I set off. And I can't wait! I was worried at the beginning as to how I would feel a year later after announcing the plan.