Travel Blogs from Gobi Desert, Mongolia

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Green Desert, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Green Desert

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... speedo's (so it was indeed fortunate that it wasn't part of the Naadaam festival??) but I did want to venture into the legendary Gobi Desert and spend a night in a traditional Mongolian abode, the Ger. Add in a sighting of a two humped camel, and a ...

The Gobi, UlaanBaatar, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

The Gobi

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... cash into their top pockets. The customs men left happy... This how business works in this part of the world. BANYAN GOBI, GOBI DESERT We arrived in Ulaanbaator and were met by a young university student called "Sunset" - We later found out that ...

Mongolian Natural Road (trip), Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolian Natural Road (trip)

A travel blog entry by boatubia

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... ! It's imperative for your bum to find a good comfortable groove right away as we came to find out. 9 days bumping around Mongolia is a damn long time. After gassing up and a few twists and turns on questionable paved roads we took a random left onto a ...

The Great Gobi - and beyond!, Ulaan Baatar - Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

The Great Gobi - and beyond!

A travel blog entry by livinthedream

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... - well 1 is a Radish *private joke*, Aussie contingent, an Irishman and a cool dude driver guide) I'm fragile as we traverse the great Gobi Desert in an old-skool Russian van. The going is rough and bumpy, and long days (3-10hrs) in the car. Once I sober ...

Adventure in the Gobi, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Adventure in the Gobi

A travel blog entry by bigbenn

... .  We were treated to yet another amazing sunset, before arriving at our Ger for the next two nights, in the heart of the Gobi Desert. We had our own Ger this time, with the driver (Bira) and Gotto sharing the other one that would be our ...

To the South Gobi, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

To the South Gobi

A travel blog entry by amyandmark

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Initial plans allowed for a mere few days in the 'Worlds coldest country' but the attraction of exploring more of Mongolia proved too great and on Sunday morning we joined a group of four others (three Israelies and a fellow Brit) on a trip to the South ...

the Gobi, Gobi desert, Mongolia travel blog

the Gobi

A travel blog entry by travelrob

... the baggage tag is checked. We got into three vans and tore across the countryside to get to our Yurt camp.  The Gobi desert isn't quite what I had expected.  I had expected a nice desert.  With sand.  There was actually little ...

Ger camp, Bayan Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Ger camp

A travel blog entry by dianenew123

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From UB we drove 7 hours in land on a 4 x 4 off road to the bayan gobi desert to stay with our host family in a ger camp.  The tents are really pretty inside with plenty of space not what I expected.  It is surrounded by the most amazing ...

Mongolia - Gobi Desert, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolia - Gobi Desert

A travel blog entry by lok

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... for Chinese to understand Chinese. I'm sure he wished he had travelled on the American passport. The Beijing - Sainshand (Mongolian town in Gobi Desert) leg of the journey took about 22 hours. Six hours of which was spent at the border. After the ...

Golden Gobi, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Golden Gobi

A travel blog entry by stevecori

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... song could be about horses. In any case, the singers were occasionally accompanied by the weird didgeridoo-like throat singing native to Mongolia, by the metallic humming of a mouth harp, or by the wistful tones of a Mongolian violin - made with just ...

Camel riding!, Gobi desert, Mongolia travel blog

Camel riding!

A travel blog entry by travelrob

... and are bumpy.  The highways are all dirt, of course.  Our drivers were good friends and enjoyed some racing across the desert to the airport.  At one point we were going over 120 km/h! We arrive at the airport, hang around for two ...

goats and camels!, Gobi desert, Mongolia travel blog

goats and camels!

A travel blog entry by travelrob

We woke up later than usual (apparently the Gobi schedule is a little more relaxed than in UB!) enjoyed breakfast and headed off for the day.  On the way we stop at a well.  There's a huge group of camels and goats in the area and we spend some ...

Sweating it out in the Mongolian sun, The Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Sweating it out in the Mongolian sun

A travel blog entry by xerius

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... of sorts, without the cramped transportation quarters that would normally go along with it. Our second day in the Gobi took us into the heart of the real desert (Baga Gazrin Chuluu was merely on the edge of it). Within a couple hours of stopping to ...

Wide Open Spaces: Room To Make Mistake/Eat A Camel, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Wide Open Spaces: Room To Make Mistake/Eat A Camel

A travel blog entry by mishaley

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I'll start with a list of adjectives each partially describing the Gobi Desert: arid, barren, cold, dry, empty, flat, grand, hot, immense, and with all the fixings of a windy, edible zoo. I do this because I'll disclose straightaway that there's no way ...

Roaming the Desert, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Roaming the Desert

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

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Gobi Desert, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Gobi Desert

A travel blog entry by gerard_mc_cabe

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I've just come back from a six day trip in the Gobi desert. It was a really great trip to a really incredible place. The roads finish just outside the capital Ulaan Baatar so the only way to get there in to hire a driver and a jeep. We did a lot of ...

Mongolia tour - Gobi Desert, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolia tour - Gobi Desert

A travel blog entry by samalex

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To be ...

Waiting for Gobi, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Waiting for Gobi

A travel blog entry by marmotexpress

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... saddle. Before returning to UB, we roamed the ancient capital of the Mongolian Empire, Kharakorum. Here we said good bye to Tsegi and the three others we experienced the Gobi with. Now we prepare to depart magnificent Mongolia. China here we ...

Cheese in my pocket, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Cheese in my pocket

A travel blog entry by glawler

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... along if we left the following day) and a Korean guy showed up at the hostel who was also willing to go to the Gobi desert, but only for 6 nights. So after an evening of hectic organisation we secured ourselves a sturdy Russian-built van, a driver who ...

Gobi Desert, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Gobi Desert

A travel blog entry by nagster

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... I fell off and almost got trampled, made a fire from horse shit and ate lots of crappy food. Deserted One night after touring the Gobi desert for a couple of days, we stopped off to set up camp. We found a great place up in the hills and sand ...

Numb bummed but happy!, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Numb bummed but happy!

A travel blog entry by robgiddings

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Outer Mongolia - Detox for the mind, body and ...

When in Mongolia. Eat Mutton., Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

When in Mongolia. Eat Mutton.

A travel blog entry by dc.

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Tsagaan Sar or the white month celebration marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring in Mongolia. "break out the bathers kids is -20 instead of -40! We're taking a week off!" While the balmy weather didn't whip me into a festive state I did ...

Mountains and dunes, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Mountains and dunes

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... some 200 metres of fine sand. And directly in our line of sight, guarding this noble dune, is the finest pit toilet in Mongolia. Why not take a closer look, you say. Once ensconced, you may leave the door open to enjoy the magnificent view at your ...

"People eat the horse meat the Gobiside"

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... fish." In the afternoon, the slightly larger Gobiside town of Dalan-Zadgad, formerly a base, featuring military equipment rusting in the desert. "There is an international airport here," Tsetsgee says. In that case we must be near the Chinese border. "Do ...

A week of having a sore arse, Gobi desert, Mongolia travel blog

A week of having a sore arse

A travel blog entry by robgiddings

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Thank god for the fresh air in the unpolluted desert of Mongolia after stinky ...

Sun, Sand and Vodka in the Gobi., Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Sun, Sand and Vodka in the Gobi.

A travel blog entry by calumhill

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Sun, Sand and Vodka in the Gobi. Before I get onto the Gobi desert I have a bit of scene setting to do first. On arrival back from our horse trek, into village of Khatgal, we met (among a number of others) two Canadians called Mike and Vinny.  That ...

Dune, where's my camel?, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Dune, where's my camel?

A travel blog entry by marrre

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The Gobi desert is mostly rocky soil with tufts of grass. Mostly. The picture one has of deserts, with the dunes of fine, yellow sand, endlessly undulating all the way to the horizon, is actually not the representative of your average desert. However, a ...

The 7 day Gobi tour, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

The 7 day Gobi tour

A travel blog entry by lisannelee

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... a night's sleep over that lol! 01.09.2011- The ice valley without ice Today, I saw the famous ice valley in the Gobi desert but unfortunatelyit didn't have any ice, as all the ice melts in July and August each year, but it was nonetheless ...

7 Day Gobi Adventure, The Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

7 Day Gobi Adventure

A travel blog entry by mark.wilson

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... 6 - Something today happened that i never thought could or would happen. It started to rain and i mean torrential downpour, in the Gobi Desert!!!. This made driving a little more insane than usual, at points the van was going sideways but Nyma was able to ...

Aapo passes the chili, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Aapo passes the chili

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... the season.  An even better trip would be the one Therese did, two weeks from Ulan Baatar to the northwest of Mongolia, then a flight back.  Colder weather, more rugged terrain, rougher roads, but fewer kilometres per day than we did.  For ...

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