Chinggis Khaan Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
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So we made it! The rally is complete! The car is a bit worse for wear, we are looking a bit worse for wear, but happy.
We left Almaty 2 weeks ago and that was the last time I had a hot shower. The roads were terrible, including the road out of Almaty which was flooded and so congested it took us over an hour to travel a few miles. We …
... to the ruins. Leah and I bought arrowheads and ancient coins that we plan to make necklaces out of. There were some great antiques that were salvaged from the raids and items that looked like they should be in a museum. We found a camping spot 5km from the monastery on the Ongi river. The site was beautiful and the shallow river gave us reprieve from the sun. The only downfall with the proximity of the water meant our first introduction to the bugs of Mongolia. Black flies ...
... at dinner! No more cooperation with the Chinese. The other thing about the building was that it was two stories tall. Making it the tallest building in the country at the time it was built, and a complete novelty apparantly. Its now protected as a heritage site, as Mongolia goes about re-defining or re-discovering its national identity. More on that in a while.
Anyway, from the city we took a drive out over a mountain range and down into a valley on the steppe where we would ...
The next morning Jenny found someone at the school to come with us into town to get SIM cards for our phones. Tomasi was very helpful. We gave him a small gift and some US dollars. And just like that I have internet that works again. The internet was very frustrating in China. The 3G network wasn't great, (4G is better) not to mention China blocks a lot of sites. I couldn't access Travelpod, look up anything on Google or Google maps and email was patchy. But ...
... for an unforgettable 6 days. They also thanked us for being a great group of people. I had a quick dash to the open air market which was absolutely huge and sold just about everything you would ever need. Then the 5 of us went out for a meal to a local restaurant which was delicious. What a great ending to our adventure. I was hoping to get some sleep but a Mongolian women (now living in Germany) who was staying in the hostel started talking to me wanting to know all ...