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... 8211; be back on the train in 2 hours…). After having our passports checked by the attendant, we got off the train and wandered around a little – not much to see or do, so sat in the shade for a while, before finding a shop that sold ice blocks.
During this time, we were concerned to see that more than half the train, along with the engine, moved off, leaving just 2 carriages, one of them ours, and no engine, at the platform. Another ...
... tea sounds quite 'English' and with the description from Bill as being "sooooooo delicious" we were not fooled, so believe us when we say that it is most definitely absolutely 100% not "soooooo delicious"...
The ingredients to Suutei Tsai is typically, boiling water (about 3 litres), mixed with milk (about 1 litre of either goat or cows milk), 1 tea bag (that is dropped in for approximately 3 seconds) and then finally for some added flavour...salt. Yes salt. ...
... for these feasts is incredible, from making dumplings, to soups, to even making fresh bread! In a train cabin! They wouldn't allow us to take photos of these goings on though - they would probably more than likely get sacked.
Louis - Swiss Traveller Extraordinaire
Louis was a fellow traveller aboard the train. He is a Swiss 72 year old gentleman who has travelled to pretty much every country in the world. We didn't manage to find out about anywhere that he ...
... s book was Animal Farm by George Orwell. No one seemed to mind, but the irony of reading a book about the evils of communism to people from a country that has only recently switched from a planned economy to a market economy is not lost on me.
Not long after, the TV crew arrived, the interviewer was none other than the Parisian volunteer Louis (Lew-ee)! So he asked me random questions then pushed the mic to me to answer, it was all a little awkward and felt a ...
Sverre says: So I downloaded some English as a Second Language worksheet, called "General Knowledge" and it seemed to have some reasonably good questions for students to answer, like "how many legs does an ant have", which prompts them to ask "what is ant?", and then I have to go about fixing up their question to "What is an ant?", getting entirely sidetracked by an versus a, and the corresponding vowel versus consonant, before even starting to ...
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