Travel Blogs from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolia

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... never mind the Internet so this entry is a bit long! We spent 4 days horse riding in Central Mongolia, 4 in the capital Ulaanbaatar, and 11 on a 2000km journey around Western and Southern Mongolia in a jeep. Before commencing our journey the hostel ...

Reflection, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Reflection

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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... and is only going to change more. It's such a balancing act, retaining a culture, yet embracing change. For a country like Mongolia, it is particularly precarious since the independence and freedom of living the life of a nomad is the antithesis of the ...

The last few days, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

The last few days

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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... admirably small eight kilograms, I will be leaving will well over double that!) and on Thursday morning I will be heading south out of Ulaanbaatar the way I came, on the train. And then I'll be on my way to New Zealand via Hong Kong from there. It's ...

Chinggis Khan, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Chinggis Khan

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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... in 1206, which is why of course, this year is being celebrated as 800 years since the birth of the nation of Mongolia. On uniting his people, Chinggis then gallops across the steppes in all directions with his legendary army on horseback, ambuses and ...

Frozen..., Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Frozen...

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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... not scary enough that it can't be done, and certainly Mongolia and China have been easy in my experience. I think everyone who comes to Mongolia is surprised at how friendly and easy it is to be here. And being a tourist is only going to get easier now ...

The Gobi, UlaanBaatar, Gobi Desert, Mongolia travel blog

The Gobi

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... watch - they thought it was great, and fell about laughing when they recongnised themselves. Interesting facts about Mongolia:- --------------------------------- 52% of the country is grassland and shrubs. 15% of the country is forest. 32% ...

YouŽd be in UB too, UlaanBaatar, Mongolia travel blog

YouŽd be in UB too

A travel blog entry by irax

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... went to a pub quiz one night, at ŽDaveŽs PlaceŽ, now this one was an expats place through and through. Maikhoi was in Mongolia doing some volunteering work and we bumped into some of people there that sheŽd worked with. I spent a while talking to many ...

Fun In Mongolia., Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Fun In Mongolia.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... we are going to recommend a massage establishment. The Lotus Thai Massage at 17 Chinggis Avenue in the Sukhbaatar district, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia is superb. Great value, excellent massage and comfort plus. Do not be fooled by the outside appearance, it is ...

Trans-Mongolian Part 2 (Irkutsk to Beijing), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Trans-Mongolian Part 2 (Irkutsk to Beijing)

A travel blog entry by shenanigans

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... . We get into Beijing at 2pm and are submerged into a busy train station. That completes our 2-leg train journey across Russia and Mongolia. It's been a great experience, some of the best scenery so far, met interesting people and a lot less vodka than we ...

Out from under the Iron Curtain an into Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Out from under the Iron Curtain an into Mongolia

A travel blog entry by jpischedda

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... , my tour guide from Nomadic Expeditions and our driver. We loaded my bags into the tour company's van and head off to the Ulaanbaatar Hotel to check in.  As I arrived two days before the tour officially began, the tour company had booked me into the ...

Let's Get Ready to Rumble!, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

A travel blog entry by jingles

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Basketball and wrestling ...

You can spot them a while away, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

You can spot them a while away

A travel blog entry by travelrob

... for him to claim.  After some discussions with security and airline staff they informed him his bag would arrive tomorrow in Mongolia.  Better than never! Alex and I get the exit row seats.  Score! The scenery during the flight was ...

Farewell, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Farewell

A travel blog entry by iss7

... and then with a short day in between at home on Tuesday, Enkhe and I are off to the countryside, about 2 hours outside of Ulaanbaatar for the rest of the week where we will be interviewing four different families. Along the way, we will also be stopping ...

The final product, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

The final product

A travel blog entry by iss7

... 2000. [6] Epidemiological Study of Alcohol Consumption, Alcohol Drinking Patterns and Alcohol related harms in Mongolia. (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia,  2006). [7] Quotes and information taken from interview with Baasanbatt Sambuu, psychologist, family ...

Mongolia at last!, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolia at last!

A travel blog entry by iss7

... , I was not expecting for the city to be much of anything after reading so much about the economic problems and development issues Mongolia is facing, but to my surprise, it is alot more hustling and bustling than I had initially anticipated. Don't get me ...

Khakhoren, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Khakhoren

A travel blog entry by iss7

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... to say that there is no respect for each other, because there certainly is. One thing that I do find relatively universal here in Mongolia, whether in the countryside or city, is the value of respect. It is just diferent, and as the country continues to ...

Nocny pociag, placz dzieci, sen z glowa na stole.., Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Nocny pociag, placz dzieci, sen z glowa na stole..

A travel blog entry by asiaexpediszyn

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nocny pociag do ulaan baatar, placz malych dzieci, sen z glowa na pociagowym stole, poranek w ulaan baatar, 2 osobowy pokoj z 3 lozkami w hotelu na dworcu i mistrzostwo swiata w kapaniu sie w umywalce :P czyli same uroki podrozowania :D:D ....ale od ...

Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Ulaanbaatar

A travel blog entry by brad_and_mel

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... it ). At this point I'm going to revert to trusty ol' bullet points to give a bit of background information on Ulaanbaatar and Mongolia: o Ulaanbaatar means 'Red Hero' and was renamed this in honour of the communist triumph in 1924 when Mongolia was ...

The Land of Blue Sky, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

The Land of Blue Sky

A travel blog entry by nabob

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Arriving to Mongolia there is a different feeling in the air. Whilst the capital is still quite soviet looking, dirty and very busy the people are friendlier, helpful and the atmosphere generally more relaxed. It's a bustling city with lots of traffic ...

Because I was there! (Great Wall of China Pics), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Because I was there! (Great Wall of China Pics)

A travel blog entry by johnnynomad

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Not much to say here. Here are a few pics from my recent trip to the Great Wall of China for anyone who is interested. I usually do not post pics of scenery and never take pics of me in front of objects, but here is a few of both. For no other reason ...

Rain, almost, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Rain, almost

A travel blog entry by travelrob

Rain threatened!  Again.  But it didn't rain.  UB is pretty much surrounded by hills/mountains so this probably deflects a lot of the rain.  As we were driving to the - rain - thunder It was amzing to see the progress.  We ...

Trans-Mongolian trip begins, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Trans-Mongolian trip begins

A travel blog entry by brookeandnick

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Our first train journey of the epic Trans-Mongolian line was from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, starting out early in the morning on Tuesday and arriving midday on Wednesday. It was clear we were in the 'foreigners' car’, as mostly everyone else were also ...

Winding down and taking in the Soviet grandeur, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Winding down and taking in the Soviet grandeur

A travel blog entry by xerius

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... to have a much-needed shower. It's amazing how much of a difference it makes to be settled someplace! We started exploring Ulaanbaatar from about five in the evening. Having spent so long out in the middle of nowhere, it was a dramatic switch to be ...

Sarkozy Mother F.....!!!, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Sarkozy Mother F.....!!!

A travel blog entry by karimico

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... if you you travel you should buy all your visa before going " so what the fuck the chineese consulate in Ulaanbaatar is made for???? i asked him the question of course without the fuck..." he told me that i should be more ...

Mongolian countryside, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolian countryside

A travel blog entry by iss7

Yesterday I returned from the Hustai National Park, a park about 2 hours outside of Ulaanbaatar, that was established in 1998. My favorite part of the park by far were the wild horses that live there. About 200 completely wild, free horses that are only ...

Trans-Mongolian & The Gobi Desert, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Trans-Mongolian & The Gobi Desert

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... to sleep looking forward to Ulaanbaatar in the morning Day 244: Tuesday 18th September 2012  I should probably clarify that UB (Ulaanbaatar) is actually a pretty big city, but when your in the middle of it it certainly doesn't feel that way. After ...

Nomads, Frozen Man Jewels, and Flaming Poo!, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Nomads, Frozen Man Jewels, and Flaming Poo!

A travel blog entry by johnnynomad

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... and a few other people will head off in the morning to make another 6 day trip out of Ulaanbaatar (this time to the highlands.) Random Moment: So Mongolia is famous for its wrestling (very similar to Sumo.) After a few hours of drinking cheap ...

Asral, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Asral

A travel blog entry by naxxer

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... arrived so far away??). Aurinbold itself was a huge source of information and insights about the culture and history of Mongolia and neighbor country (I came to the conclusion that each Mongolian spend his time reading some type of local encyclopedia. It ...

Steven!!!, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Steven!!!

A travel blog entry by bharden

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... , and bought a minature Ger Camp with a little Steven as well. All in all 3 nights, 4 days at the ger camp. Amazing place. In Mongolia, anyone can live anywhere. No one owns the land. So I have decided one day to come here and buy a Ger for a few ...

Train To Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Train To Mongolia

A travel blog entry by bharden

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The Train to Mongolia We took a one night trip to Mongolia to its capital Ulaanbaatar. Passing by the Great Wall which was pretty cool. Seeing a little bit of the Gobi Dessert as fell at sunset (see pic). Its obvious to tell when you are going through ...

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