Travel Blogs from Mongolia

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By the hair of his chinny chin chin, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

By the hair of his chinny chin chin

A travel blog entry by chop49

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It's gawd awful when the alarm goes off at any time, but when it goes off at 03:00 AM, it's even more painful.  I kept telling myself, "do the math".  When you have a 5:30 AM train, and you need to be there about a half hour before the train ...

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 ...

somewhere in the Gobi, Bagan Gazrin Chuluu, Mongolia travel blog

somewhere in the Gobi

A travel blog entry by clurross

We're missing out a day of this tour to make it to our train so another long day of driving. Naroa got a bit lost - there's so many tracks in slightly different directions - asking at the odd petrol station, a passing herdsman, following pylons (with no ...

Off to China!!, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Off to China!!

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

I just got back from the Chinese Embassy... I GOT MY ...

Nomadic American, Ulan Baatar, Mongolia travel blog

Nomadic American

A travel blog entry by gfitz

Ulan ...

Trekking close to the Khangai Mountains, Tsetserleg, Mongolia travel blog

Trekking close to the Khangai Mountains

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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After helping out at the Day Care Centre headed off to do some trekking from Tsetserleg, to the west of UB.  Was a slow 8 hour coach journey as the roads leave alot to be desired, even though this is supposed to be one of the better ones!  Our ...

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 ...

The Resonant Sand Gorge, Baotou, China travel blog

The Resonant Sand Gorge

A travel blog entry by katietravels

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Today we got up at 5am to watch the sunrise in the grasslands... although the sun didn't end up showing until 6:45! But when it did come, the colours were really beautiful, and it was also nice to be up so early in the chilly weather (we could see our ...

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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... and reopened in 1944 when President Truman visited Mongolia.  From that time until 1990 when Communist rule ended in Mongolia the monastery remained a "show monastery", with a token staff.  With Mongolia's independence from Russia in 1990 full ...

Mongolian Insight: 2 days in Ulan Bator, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolian Insight: 2 days in Ulan Bator

A travel blog entry by richardlodge

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15.07.2009 18:14 (GMT+8) DAY 15: UK to Australia without flying Idres Guesthouse, Ulan Bator, Mongolia So it has been a couple of days since my last entry but with everything being so hectic it couldn't be avoided. I will continue from where I last left ...

Trans Mongolian: Train 24 Ulan Bator to Beijing, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Trans Mongolian: Train 24 Ulan Bator to Beijing

A travel blog entry by richardlodge

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16.07.2009 19:13 (GMT+8) DAY 16: UK to Australia without flying Trans Mongolia: Train 24, Somewhere in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia It was an early start this morning with a wake up at 05:30 I had a shower and finished packing ready for the train journey to ...

Outer Mongolia !!!!, Goby Desert, Mongolia travel blog

Outer Mongolia !!!!

A travel blog entry by leon1974

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ON the 25th September we went through Outer Mongolia, and the Goby desert. As you would imagine, it was very sandy, and we made the mistake of leaving the windows open in our carriage so some of the desert got inside. We saw camels.. apparently they came ...

Wiadomosc z telefonu komórkowego ORANGE [511176, Sühbaatar, Mongolia travel blog

Wiadomosc z telefonu komórkowego ORANGE [511176

A travel blog entry by asiaexpediszyn

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Suntans in Mongolia, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Suntans in Mongolia

A travel blog entry by vanessaanddan

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... really dilapidated part of town that had a museum inside it one of the rooms housed loads of stuffed animals “not from Mongolia”- Why?!!!!!! Ivy seemed to enjoy it though. We wanted to go to the Mongolia history museum but its closed on ...

Ger camp, Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia travel blog

Ger camp

A travel blog entry by ashermj

Despite 8 hours sleep it was not enough, I was like a zombie for the first part of the day. The national museum of Mongolia was our first destination. For about $2 you get entry to the museum and a guide. However for some reason it cost $10 to take ...

Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Galuut bag, Mongolia travel blog

Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve

A travel blog entry by travelrob

We woke up leasurely on Friday in anticipation of a 9:30 AM departure by bus to the Gun-Galuut nature reserve to the east of UB.  This was a welcome sleep in for those recovering from Club Night. According to the itinerary, the journey to the ...

Off to Gobi, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Off to Gobi

A travel blog entry by aerotrevel

So I spent two nights in the Terelj national park and came back yesterday, but soon I'm already off to Gobi desert for five nights with a French couple and a Swiss guy. So it'll be five days without a shower, toilet or ...

Camping On The Grasslands, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Camping On The Grasslands

A travel blog entry by mel_and_si

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Our second port of call was to visit with two other nomadic families that live within the Terelj National Park, an area approximately 2,864 sq.km in size and characterised by lush rolling hills set amid the valleys of the Khentii Mountain range, 60km to ...

Wild Horses, Couldn't Drag Me Away, Khustai , Mongolia travel blog

Wild Horses, Couldn't Drag Me Away

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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Day 248: Saturday 22nd September 2012 - Tour Day 2 Today we went to the Khustai National park famed for having the worlds only wild horses. The Przewalski's horse is the only remaining breed of horses still found in the wild. Even then it became extinct ...

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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... struck by a strange thought: we've been stamped out of Russia, but it'll be hours until we're processed and technically in Mongolia, so where are we? Official residents of No-Man's Land? Whatever the answer, we're soon in Mongolia, and customs passes ...

Wild West, part 2: Hey, this looks like Montana, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Wild West, part 2: Hey, this looks like Montana

A travel blog entry by skeeterdeeter

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Tuesday: Off we go - early departure from Beijing Station on Siberian Railway. In front of Station was INSANELYcrowded (and I lived in Japan - I guess Japanese are a bit orderly even in their crowds). I did not like Beijing: dirty and not terribly ...

The Fellowship of the Mutton, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

The Fellowship of the Mutton

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

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... baths at last… We also had the chance to rest, reflect and just let the experience sink in. Western Mongolia is a rugged, remote and challenging environment but its mesmerising natural beauty, welcoming people and the unique heritage of ...

Scotch-o !, Darkhan, Mongolia travel blog

Scotch-o !

A travel blog entry by davidliv

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... from Russia for about 300T (12p each), so it will be interesting to see how the market copes with the influx. All over Mongolia it is now the planting period and there are holes being dug and various shrubs and bushes popped into the ground. I am ...

Another familiar city, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Another familiar city

A travel blog entry by linda-and-rick

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... , so we could buy food to cook, and partly because we needed to shop for the first few days of our 9 day exploration of Central Mongolia. We also wondered whether to buy a decent steamer pan for our trip, to donate to the hostel, but could only find huge ...

KTV Fun In A Town Of Very little, Erenhot, China travel blog

KTV Fun In A Town Of Very little

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... ;really only does what it says on the tin and very little else. Admittedly I had only come here to cross into Mongolia and wasn't really expecting much, or really hoping for anything really. Due to the boarder closing times however a town that I ...

Chilling out in Ulan Bator, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

Chilling out in Ulan Bator

A travel blog entry by natgordon

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... 700 people.  Great value for money at under 5 pounds as well. We've really enjoyed our time in Ulan Bator and Mongolia as a whole.  The people have all been incredibly friendly and polite (well except the drivers) and was an experience we ...

Catching the Trans Mongolian Express, Erenhot, China travel blog

Catching the Trans Mongolian Express

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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With a cheery wave we bid a fond farewell to UB and boarded the Trans Mongolian Express (not that there was anything fast about it!) for China.  It left on time at 4:30pm and was surprisingly pleasant.  There were 4 berths to a cabin with fold ...

Wiadomosc z telefonu komórkowego ORANGE [511176, Saynshand, Mongolia travel blog

Wiadomosc z telefonu komórkowego ORANGE [511176

A travel blog entry by asiaexpediszyn

(Kitaj)Uderzamy do Chin. Temperatura 50C na Gobi nas zabila. Budowalismy jurte z tubylcami, widzielismy dojenie ...

The land of smiling faces, Ulan Bator, Mongolia travel blog

The land of smiling faces

A travel blog entry by chop49

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... if the gold and precious stones had anything to do with it), never to be seen again. Not to be daunted, Mongolia and public and private donors have been systematically rebuilding some of the leveled temples and restoring others that were not knocked ...

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