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... option of leaving them at her guesthouse for us to collect did not cross her mind). The friend, we found out, was in a meeting until 2pm and then we could be on our way. As the day slipped away we grew more and more aware of how long of a drive we had and how little time was left in the day. 2:00 of course came and passed and finally by 4 pm we were on the road, permit in hand, accepting of the fact that we would need to camp out en-route and make the trip in two ...
... of Russia in 1991, Mongolia worked hard to become a democratic state. They have also rebuilt most of the temples and shrines that the Russians destroyed (Buddhism in the main religion with %; the next is "no belief" at %). Education is free, but for the nomads, the children need to be sent to a boarding school. Income taxes are 7% with social security pegged at 10%. Nomads do not pay any taxes; they do receive subsidies on the wool. Nomads do have the right ...
... the time, in the pictures across the front of the buildings. The museum also shows the craftsmanship of the carpenters, as well as the stately thrones, clothing and a collection one of the Khans acquired of stuffed animals- from penguins to lions !! The second day brought a real change in the weather, with a chilly wind and snow on the ground. We felt the tours offered were overpriced and not of interest to ourselves, so we asked the hotel ...
... the nomads lived comfortably side-by-side with their animals and enjoyed a simpler life, while still accessing mobile phones, TVs and other modern luxuries in their remote isolation. We rode camels and horses while living in gers surrounded by sheep, goats, cows, horses and yaks in their hundreds. It was all spectacular but not always plain sailing.
As I mentioned, the cold could be formidable. Our horse ride was particularly challenging as the horses ...
... embrace growth and technology whether it be motorbikes for herding animals, cell phones for reindeer people, or satellite TV for remote gers dwellers. Mongolia is courted by China, Russia and the world for its minerals and the mining sector is growing rapidly. The hope is that some of the riches will remain in the country once the multinationals have slaked their thirst and that the land will still nourish the animals and people who love and rely on it.
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Canalejas, 1, Seville | 5 star hotel
- Worth every euro!
- Big disappointment
- Good, but not a great 5*