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Last Day in Ulaanbaatar

The same carriage attendant that did a great job of moving my stray feet during the night also did a great job of waking me prior to arriving…

Journey to The World’s Energy Centre – Shambala

It was another early start, which was even harder after a late night (thank-you late night kebab). Booked a taxi to the train station and bought tickets to…

Mongolian Cultural Performance – Tumen Ekh

After dinner last night, it started to rain. The rain didn’t stop all night, and it got to the stage that it was starting to leak inside our…

Gobi Adventure Day Four – A Tale of Ice and Fire

I actually woke up just before sunrise, hoping for something worthwhile. I didn’t get it – it was flat and colourless, with haze and clouds in the sky….

Gobi Day Three – Camel Riding in the Desert

Breakfast was a little more exciting than yesterday’s bread and margarine. Today we had bread and jam. Oh, and these awesome Mongolian fried pancakes. Mongolian bread is very…

Gobi Adventures Day Two – The Singing Sand Dunes of Khongoryn Els

We’d managed to arrange an early morning visit back to the Flaming Cliffs to watch the sunrise, so at about 30-minutes before sun up, we had a knock…

Gobi Adventure Day One – Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag

6AM pickup on a foggy morning in Ulaanbaatar. Even though there was zero traffic, the traffic lights slowed everything right down. Both us were also feeling really sick,…

Horse Riding in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

As usual, we were the last to arrive at the meeting place, even though it was a relatively relaxed 9AM meet. The owner of the camp that we…

Ulaanbaatar Day Three – Shop Til You Drop

The sunshine and amazing weather we had yesterday was replaced by cold winds and grey skies. The original plan was to head out to the Zaisan Soviet monument…

Ulaanbaatar Day Two – Cultural Explorations

The day started with a visit to the Mongolian National Museum, which was only a 5 or 10-minute walk from our friend’s apartment. Entry was T5000 ($3) each,…