Travel Blogs from Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

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The Beginning - Trans-Mongolian Rail, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

The Beginning - Trans-Mongolian Rail

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... indications of civilisation just the odd Ger (Mongolian nomadic house). It was beautiful, simply mind blowing scenery. I am now in Ulaan Baatar, it's very poor, but not that busy. I've really noticed the drop in population compared with China. Only ...

Trans-Mongolian, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Trans-Mongolian

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... train seemed to snake its way through the valley, past horses and cows in the fields and traditional Ger homes. When we arrived in Ulaan Baatar it was looking very cold outside. As we pulled into the station we gathered up our packs, pushed past the few ...

No fences, No Power, No Toilets... The Gobi Desert, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

No fences, No Power, No Toilets... The Gobi Desert

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... driver (Aamaa), Mongolian drivers little brother, myself and 3 American guys (Tom, Ken and Jeff). The plot: Head south from UB (Ulaan Baatar) into the Gobi desert and finish off with 2 nights in the Terelj National Park. It took about .5hr from UB ...

On the rails on the Trans Mongolian, Beijing to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

On the rails on the Trans Mongolian

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... the day away as the frozen country-side rolled by. By 2pm we stepped off the train to a blue sky and a balmy day in Ulaan Baatar, the mercury tinkling in at -11C or so. More on that next time! Krazy Kontraptions I suppose it helps keep the passenger ...

Early morning strolls are out of the question..., Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Early morning strolls are out of the question...

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... I hope with enough leeway to keep me warm when the temperature drops even further in Irkutsk, our very next stop. So what of Ulaan Baatar? After 32 hours on the train we were happy to reach this place tucked in a valley and surrounded by barren, ...

The Mongolian Metropolis, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

The Mongolian Metropolis

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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... Luckily, we are catching a plane and meeting them there. I am very thankful for the availablity for air travel! Two tips for Ulaan Baatar. First, leave more than an afternnon to sort out your visa situation (I left myself only a couple of hours and ...

Dodgy Mongolia, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Dodgy Mongolia

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... in zippered pockets so they got nothing. We'd also moved everything away from them. It's just another reason why we found Mongolia very dodgy. Thankfully our real cabin mates were two young uni students who spoke a little English. Rick enjoyed a beer ...

On the Train to Ulaan Baatar., Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

On the Train to Ulaan Baatar.

A travel blog entry by irax

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Only two nights on the train this time, hardly enough time to get comfy. This time though there was no Restaurant car, and our car was full of toursts. No "Officer of the Russian Army" this time, no "Sit down please", no "Tomorrow Chess Game", sniff, how ...

When is a Tent, not a Tent., Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

When is a Tent, not a Tent.

A travel blog entry by irax

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... to take pictures in. All very nice. People don't come here for the town though, it's the countryside that attracts people to Mongolia. On our second day we packed up our bags and headed east, to Terelj National Park. We saw the hills that sounded ...

Heading north the temperatures go south, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Heading north the temperatures go south

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience and laughter - Susan M. Watkins Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. Prague time +7hrs Days to get to Prague - 20 Mongolia Aggh.... Mongolia. That name has always ...

West side stench on Christmas, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

West side stench on Christmas

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Team Vodkatrain (Leigh, Amanda and myself) trundled back into Ulaan Baatar before lunch Christmas Day and were unceremoniously dumped by our city guide Puji once we'd been organised a hotel room so we could take a quick shower. "I'll meet you here at ...

Yak chasing and ger herding, Ger camp - 70 km from Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Yak chasing and ger herding

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... ; and many of their descendants still live in them today. We had lesser ambitions than conquest as we drove out of Ulaan Baatar a couple of days before Christmas. A fine dusting of snow and ice covered the hilly landscape and it was good to be ...

Bumpy roads, mutton and magnificent scenery, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Bumpy roads, mutton and magnificent scenery

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... the next day to our our first glimpse of Mongolia - flat grasslands and the occasional ger (traditional round house) and livestock. Ulaan Baatar is surrounded by mountains and has an interesting mix of wooden houses and gers (the 'gerburbs' as we ...

Three countries in just over 24hrs., Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Three countries in just over 24hrs.

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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... sky of the Mongolian countryside before rolling through the Gobi desert and into another customs checkpoint as we entered China. At Ulaan Baatar we said goodbye to our new found friends (Sarah and her father from Mongolia, and the lovely family Anita, ...

Ulaan Baatar, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Ulaan Baatar

A travel blog entry by yushim

15 hour train ride to Ulaan Baatar after stopping in Zamyn Uud border town for ...

Land of the Vast Blue Sky, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Land of the Vast Blue Sky

A travel blog entry by globetrekker

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... steppes and mountains. They actually reminded me of the sun-burnt hills around San Francisco during the summer time. ULAAN BAATAR, MONGOLIA Finally at around 3:30PM, the train arrived into Ulaan Baatar, the largest city and capital of Mongolia. ...

Elstei Ger Camp to Ulaan Baatar, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Elstei Ger Camp to Ulaan Baatar

A travel blog entry by frozenbadgers

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Minibus back to the ...

Hectic UB, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Hectic UB

A travel blog entry by bigbenn

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Slept late, walked to some big Buddist Monastary, but didn't stay long because there were too many beggars and people trying to sell us useless things.  Then did some tourist shopping before a very light lunch (trying to make up for all the eating ...

Customs is fun. Oh yes., Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Customs is fun. Oh yes.

A travel blog entry by mr_awesome

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... camel tracks and the steppe with its yaks, horses and gers. Basically, we have it confirmed that Ulaan Baatar is a big sirty city, and that the real Mongolia is all about getting out into the country and the desert. Which is what we plan to do! ...

Off to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia!, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Off to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia!

A travel blog entry by globetrotterjas

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... to do the usual 4 hr wait while the train chassis was changed to a smaller gauge. (The train tracks between China, Russia and Mongolia are different widths so each time a train crosses the boarder it needs to stop, then the carriage is unbolted from the ...

Suriving the Snow and Cold in Outer Mongolia, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Suriving the Snow and Cold in Outer Mongolia

A travel blog entry by simonandjo

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... a horse ride. Aside from the wind problem of Keith's horse, it was an extremely relaxing and pleasant experience. It snowed in Ulaan Baatar - that pretty much summed up the city which was just too busy and noisy. Crossing the road was a rather hairy ...

Last day of 15 day 4 Wheel Drive Trek, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Last day of 15 day 4 Wheel Drive Trek

A travel blog entry by globetrotterjas

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Amarbayasgalant Temple to Ulaan Baatar, 9hr and 360 km Phew!! a total of 3400 ...

Chinese Train, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Chinese Train

A travel blog entry by bigbenn

... yeah, Mongolia is a great place. Just to run quickly through the story of our tickets, when we first emailed our Guest House in Ulaan Baatar (UB), we had asked what train we could get to Beijing that would line up with our tour, the owner, Irdre, told ...

We B n UB, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

We B n UB

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... , then a bunch of other stuff happens - 1204, Genghis Khan established the Mongol Empire - 1696, Qings claim western Mongolia - 1911, Independence from Qing Empire declared - 1917 Russian Revolution sentiment swept into Mongolia and in 1924 the ...

First days in Mongolia, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

First days in Mongolia

A travel blog entry by globetrotterjas

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... size of a soccer ball in front of me! Take a look at the pics lol We walked around the city; Ulaan Baatar has about half the population of Mongolia in it at around 1.5 million. There are Russian influences everywhere, (it used to be a soviet city) ...

Life on a Train, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Life on a Train

A travel blog entry by emds

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... faint baa-ing sound). Eventually we were released back onto the train where after mucking about with more paperwork as we went into Mongolia, and being told off for using tap water when I wasn’t supposed to, I fell asleep as the train softly ...

Into the land of the Mongols., Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Into the land of the Mongols.

A travel blog entry by gordy_gopher

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... the grazes caused by the fall. It took two new razors to remove...a sad day ;o) THURS 2nd FEB Woke to the vistas of Mongolia going by. The scenery was amazing, and we had an armchair view of it from south to north across the entire country. I ...

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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... ancient culture. After a tiring month in China, I'm lovin' the laid back vibe and friendliness of Mongolia. I highly recommend taking in a traditional live show; which includes orchestral performances, lively dancing, contortionists and humming style ...

Asia, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Asia

A travel blog entry by bigbenn

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... under us. So grudgingly we all got up, packed up our bags, and sat around for an hour until we finally pulled in to Ulaan Baatar. Our hostel had a free train station pick-up service, however we had told them the wrong time of our arrival. But on ...

Into Asia, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Into Asia

A travel blog entry by nutsjunior

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