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Travel Blogs from Ulan Bator
... apparently drink pints of it, as it's thought to aid digestion. This boarder crossing is far better than on the train where it takes 10 hours to adjust the wheels to fit on the Mongolian track. The landscape is dramatically different over the boarder as all trees suddenly disappear and as it's a clear day I can see rolling hills for miles, an incredible ...
... by one week leaving me with a lot of time in Ulan Bator and not so much time in Thailand & Laos, but I managed to make the time pass with lots of books, films, car repairing and a touch of sight seeing, although there isn't a huge amount to see.
A slow week, expeciallty compared to the past few, but probably did us good to relax and gave me a great opportunity to get the car running perfectly.
Car Repair Work
- Replaced rear suspension ...
... lock. When we asked them about where they got this key, the wife said to us, "You need to read the guidebook" in a very haughty British accent. She was christened 'the British *****' from this moment hence. Her husband, the nicer of the two, explained that the same keys and locks are used on the utility boxes at their homes in England, so it was easy for them to procure one. That was the last time we engaged her in conversation, but that now has become ...
... off to drive to the Waterfall, our base for the next 2nights via the ancient Capital of Mongolia which was destroyed during the Communist take over - there was nothing left of the town however what remained of the Monastery had been preserved and was pretty special.We also got to hold an Eagle outside of the Monastery Walls - seriously heavy and absolutely huge! From here we had a stunning lunch stop - this one was genuinely stunning, being able to see for mile across lush ...
... the rain to see them a little closer was achieved before running back to the van as the rain pelted down again completed the trip before a smooth run back to the city.
After a much needed shower we headed our for food, Western food, before falling into bed and passing out!
Great trip was had, some fab people met and Mongolia is certainly a place we can recommend (if you don't need your western luxuries!).
China here we come.....
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking