Steppe Nomads Tourist Camp
Travel Blogs from Ulan Bator
... on the morning of the wedding who will have been hidden somewhere in her fathers house (usually a cupboard)
2. Hand hygiene isn't really practiced in the Mongolian countryside
3. When poo is burnt, it has a distinct odour
4. We no longer enjoy pasta and mutton based food
Dave's Transport stats so far:
Planes used - 1
Buses used - 1
Trains used - 3
Metros used - 1
Cars used - 3 (+1)
Russian Campervans used 1
Horses used - 1
Camels used - 1
... the basic and advanced classes I now have 2-3 dedicated students that pretty much show up without fail. One of the guys from basic raised his voice at a co-worker when she brought him his ringing mobile phone, and when I asked what was going on he wrote on the whiteboard "obstacle to learning English", so I feel quite appreciated. Ganaa has also been giving me more things to do, and the staff have finally figured out I can ...
... of Genghis (Chinggis) Khan. (Google his DNA and very possibly you are descended from him. He was very generous in sharing his DNA with countless women and over quite a distance across the planet). Breakfast, it is often said, is the most important meal of the day and if you don't stay in the posh many starred hotels with an 'international' menu, it can be surprising. It was today. A cheese on fried bread, an omelet rolled and filled with picked cucumber and diced ham, ...
... sain bain oo"), or "thank you" ("baichla"). Apparently there's a rolled r in that one, but I can't figure out where. We didn't have the energy to go shopping this evening, so we decided to eat out. Our plan of going to a Lonely Planet recommendation fell flat when Google Maps didn't know where any of the places were and the guide didn't say, and our plan of wandering aimlessly fell flat when we ended up in front of a whole bunch ...
... laced with American “street” colloquialisms, tells us that Mongolians feel closest to Russia, are very pro-western (US citizens don’t even need a visa to visit Mongolia) and are very wary of China. The Chinese are the butt of Mongolian jokes (Amar says the Chinese eat anything with legs except the table and anything with wings except an airplane; when we comment on the number of stray dogs on UB streets, he says that at least proves that Mongolians ...