Travel Blogs from Ulan Bator, Mongolia

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Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolia

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... 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 owner stressed the importance of forming a good team between us, our ...

Our First Steppe into Mongolia, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Our First Steppe into Mongolia

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... not as well appointed as the russian train (this one was Mongolian)but we soon settled in for the 1 and a 1/2 day journey to Ulan Bator (UB). The faces at the stations are now noticably changing in to the more typical Mongolian features although we are ...

Back to UB, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Back to UB

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... view of the city. Then Declan slid down the hill and nearly killed himself. This turns out to be the theme of our stay in Mongolia, but more of that later...   We had dinner in an amazing all-you-can-eat Mongolian BBQ. As Russian food wasn't ...

Beijing to Karakhorin, Karakhorin, Mongolia travel blog

Beijing to Karakhorin

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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... towering structures, and just so many people in every nook and cranny of the city. I suppose the contrast with Mongolia makes observations like these especially stark. Mao's smiling portrait still looks proudly over tianamin square, touched up by ...

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 ...

Three Days, Beijing, Mongolia travel blog

Three Days

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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  Nee hao I was in Beijing for three days this last time. We made it out to the contempory art district in the north est of the city.  This is well worth visiting.  There are many galleries, jewellery and ceramic and other ...

Back in Ulan Bator, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Back in Ulan Bator

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrived back in UB and taken to our first hotel of the trip which feels like complete luxury - and indoor toilets!! Have had a walk around UB today looking at the shops (although not allowed to buy anything). Had a huge lunch which set us back about ...

Day 13, Ulan Bataar, Mongolia travel blog

Day 13

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... local police of a state visit by the Czech Prime Minister and either a high ranking Buddha priest or the head of state for Mongolia. Either way we were told to get off the road for four hours while they looked around the same temple we were heading for. ...

Day 14, Ulan Bataar, Mongolia travel blog

Day 14

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... . Back home if you went horse riding you'd get a helmet and a briefing session and a guide that spoke English. Still we're in Mongolia so none of those were applicable and all we were told was the word to make it go "Choo". Walking away from the Ger on ...

Day 11, Ulan Bataar, Mongolia travel blog

Day 11

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... great but it was a relief to be feeling part of civilised humanity again. We even got our laundry done - phew! Ulan Bataar, Mongolia's capital, is a strange city but by far the least grandiose capital city I've ever been to. Old Soviet apartment ...

UB For Short, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

UB For Short

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... streets, we saw a number of officially sanctioned names for the city that were sometimes one word and sometimes two words and included Ulan Bator, Ulanbator, Ulaan Bataar, Ulan Batar, Ulaanbaatar, Ulaγanbaγatur- all of which was ...

So long you mong...., Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

So long you mong....

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Woke up lovely and warm, what a luxury!!!  Maybe the sand dunes retain heat? I don't know?  Had began to wonder at a lot of things in bed this morning.  Like, what do they do out here in the remoteness when someone dies?  The ...

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 5, Ulaan Baator, Mongolia travel blog

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 5

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Then train stopped opposite another train at around 5 in the evening. Whether this was 5 in the evening by Moscow time, Beijing time, Ulaan Baator time or British summer time is anybody's guess and not particulary relevant to the story. Our heads were ...

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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... played in a public arena at a boarder crossing. A good reminder of how far China has come in such a short time. Entry into Mongolia was just as uneventful, at about 1.30am the officials came into our cabin and stamped my passport while I lay in bed. ...

Trans-Mongolian, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Trans-Mongolian

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We arrived at the train early but when we boarded we were surprised to find every available storage space in our cabin full of bags and boxes. Where were we supposed to put our stuff? We quickly worked out that one lady was in the wrong cabin so we ...

Poverty and the Cold, Everywhere, Mongolia travel blog

Poverty and the Cold

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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... by an NGO, with classes every day (b) recieved an amnesty on the anniversary of 800 years since Chinggis established the state of Mongolia (all prisoners in UB were released in July - wasn't that a comforting thought for me as I arrived here - except the ...

Arrived in Mongolia!!!, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Arrived in Mongolia!!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... , but maybe that’s just because we have been in Russian for too long!  Our guest house is right in the centre of Ulan Bator. Many people have said they don’t like the capital but I think it has a really nice feel to it. Anyway, ...

The Culture Vultures, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

The Culture Vultures

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE : OK this is a short blog today. I just want to upload some photos but it's nearly 11pm (very late by my standards!!) and we need to get up at 5.30am for the early train to Beijing. So having had a good night's sleep we felt ready to ...

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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... that I was the only one that made it. On heading North towards Terelj we stayed at Kharkhorin, which aside from having Mongolia's oldest monestry was also holding a Nadam festival. These are abit like Mongolia's version of an A&P show, the only ...

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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... and a truer sense of scale. A statue of Monsieur Sukhbaatar (Sukh the Hero, leader of the peasant revolution that gave Mongolia its independence in 1921) stands proudly adjacent to the large dial like fresco that marks the actual centre of the city. Kids ...

The last few days, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

The last few days

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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Sain uu everyone, This will be my last blog. I am in the process of packing up all my things (I came with the admirably small eight kilograms, I will be leaving will well over double that!) and on Thursday morning I will be heading south out of ...

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 ...

The Trans-Mongolian Railway, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

The Trans-Mongolian Railway

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Just south of Ulan Bator, Mongolia, the Gobi Desert begins to show itself. Giant birds of prey, hawks perhaps falcons, swoop overhead. Camels graze freely, while sheep dot the endless brown plain. Ellen and I managed to have a cabin to ourselves for ...

The Mongolian Metropolis, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

The Mongolian Metropolis

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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... open people I have met. I am often stopped on the street to ask where I am from and what I am doing, and whether I like Mongolia. On my first day, I was lucky enough to meet a lovely girl Otgono, through my swiss friend Rahel, and she arranged for her ...

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 ...

Mongolia-China by the TransSiberian, The TransSiberian, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolia-China by the TransSiberian

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... that the sneaky slip the food into the pocket trick came in handy a few times! As the train headed towards the south of Mongolia the countryside became drier and more barren until we arrived in the Gobi Desert. It was surreal scenery and you could see for ...

Day 12, Ulan Bataar, Mongolia travel blog

Day 12

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Since this was supposed to be our first day of the tour, we had nothing planned and all we managed to do today was head to the "Black Market". It was huge and had everything you could imagine for sale. I bought a soap-dish as my soap-wrapped-in-flannel ...

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 ...

Day 15, Ulan Bataar, Mongolia travel blog

Day 15

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Steve and I got up for the second time today around 11am and headed into Ulan Bataar centre. We wanted some photos of the main square and also to post some post cards too. We both agreed that the Mongolian stop was well worth it and we are ready ourselves ...

On way to Mongolia!!!, Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia travel blog

On way to Mongolia!!!

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... anyone if you ever go to Mongolia. We arranged to go on a trip to on of the national parks in Outer Mongolia, we did the horseriding, ate traditional food stuffs, very good dumplings and even got to experience Mongolian wrestling!!! Very entertaining. ...

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