I am Skyler, I've previously walked 4,500miles across the US, Cycled 8,000km across Canada, and tonight I leave for Mongolia to ride horses 1,000+ miles across the country, AMA!
Edit: I'm catching my flight to China and then Mongolia so I won't be able to respond for at least two days. If you leave a question that hasn't been answered I'll try to get to you later on! Thanks for the questions and support. If you're supporting me and want to see how it turns out, or hoping I'll crash and burn, you can follow me on my subreddit /r/Skylerstravels and my Instagram which is linked at the bottom!
My short bio: I'm back for my second AMA. My last one was just before I set off to cycle across Canada, the second biggest country in the world! In my previous one I answered a lot of questions about walking across America, link here. Feel free to ask me questions about either trip. Just a timeline of events:
Aug 2016-July 2017 was my walk (322 days) Toronto, ON to San Francisco, CA
April 2018-July 2018 was my bike ride (99 days) in memory of my grandfather from Victoria, BC to St. John's, NL
Riding a horse across Mongolia will be from May 4-July 28.
I plan to ride 1600+km from Ulaanbaatar (the capital city, with half the country's population) to Ulgii a town on the western edge, close to the borders of China and Russia. A little bit about Mongolia, it's well known for Ghinggis (Genghis) Khan whose family eventually had the largest contiguous land empire at any point in history. Nowadays it's a developing country with ~3 million people. 1.5 million in the capital, 1.5 million in small towns or are nomads.
I will be taking this trip with my girlfriend Madisyn. Neither of us have a lot of horse riding knowledge so we've contacted some nomads and will buy horses from them as well as learn more about horses and get used to them. We'll do that for about 2 weeks and then set off for Ulgii. We're limited to 90 days in Mongolia, and all together this should take 87 days.
My Proof: I have a blog on this site /r/Skylertravels I made a post just about every day on both trips. I did stop posting blog posts in Newfoundland (I was exhausted by the end!), however there are my Instagram posts from it which you can follow me on if youre interested https://www.instagram.com/skylerstravels/). I'm a redditor of 7 years, and from both Brampton, Ontario and Vallejo, California. So without further preamble, Ask Me Anything!
Also yes I am a bitch in Breaking Bad. I got like 30 comments about that last time...