Travel Blogs from Ulan Bator
... and woollen rugs to provide shelter and warmth in the winter, but also keeps cool and shady in the summer. Beds are placed to the side and in the centre there is a fire with a chimney that is usually fuelled by dried animal waste (poo), which also doubles up as the kitchen stove. Traditionally, a nomadic family will own a ger (along with some livestock), and these portable homes are designed to be dismantled, usually every 3 months to take advantage of seasonal changes ...
... grey apartment blocks, rough estates and derelict suburbs of gers ruin the landscape and the over populated city becomes a polluted repetition of cheap cafeterias and karaoke bars.
It therefore didn't take us long to realise that we would need to be getting out of the city and into the country as soon as possible. We just had to decide which part of the country we would like to go to, we had eleven days and Mongolia is bigger than ...
... he was still with us. We viewed over 2000 photos of his driving exploits through Russia where he didn't just show a photo and move on, he explained the photo in great detail usually starting with 'I make picture of this because...' He also had an interesting sense of humour, he would tell you something that is clearly not true such as his age being 27 then he would slap his knee, cry out with laughter at his own joke before explaining "Ha ha! I pull your leg" we know Louis. ...
Jess says: Tuesday at school was rather stressful because of all the last minute preparations for the English competition. I was at school from 8am until 6pm that day and was quite tired and stressed at the end of it, knowing there was still more to do before the competition started the next day. I began to feel a bit of strange pressure in my stomach that I just put down to stress. I ate dinner that night rather slowly because I was feeling a bit weird and then went to bed ...
... than to reduce the awkwardness of the situation. Some day and a half into our journey, we emerged out of the haze of China and over the snow capped peaks of Mongolia. We were greeted by a lovely man named Sete who took us to our accommodation, which turned out to be our own apartment on the 6th floor of an old soviet era building (see photo). From the outside it looks... a little worrying... but inside it's freshly painted with new beds, flooring and so on. However, this creates its ...
Other places to stay in Ulan Bator
PO Box 46A-314, Ulan Bator | Hotelfrom $12
Byangol district, 1st microdistrict. Building 22, Ulan Bator | Hotelfrom $12
Bayangol District, 3rd khoroo, Teeverchdiin St, House-7, Ulan Bator | Hotelfrom $10
Tserendorj street Building 63 Apt 10-12, Ulan Bator | Hotelfrom $29
Gandan Ger District Gandan tuul 2-22, Ulan Bator | Hotelfrom $10