Hotel Blue Sky Tower
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We've been back from our trip in the wilderness 10 days and finally won our death match with the Chinese Embassy in Mongolia. Took several visits and many emails to hostels in Beijing to get something that looked like an Invitation to the country (actually turned-out to be only a confirmation of our visit to Beijing) - no-one wants to give an …
Obviously I jumped at the chance to spend six months working in Mongolia. That kind of opportunity just doesn't come round every day.
I'll be honest: I knew next to nothing about the country, other than its rough location. North-east Asia isn't even a place I had ever been particularly drawn to.
With less than two weeks between …
... Have been looking for them for the past few weeks, but no success so far. We also got some dodgy cheese, which ended up being fairly awful. No idea what type of cheese it was, and we're probably better off not knowing!
The following morning, we just got ourselves packed up, and bought a few last minute train supplies (namely fermented mare's milk). We tried the milk on the train, and as expected, it was fairly awful! It tasted sour fizzy sour milk. Pretty nasty, but had to ...
... Another funny aspect of UB was surely our hostel. Not only did a lot of very crazy folks stay there (like an old American telling everybody without even asking the same story), but it was also occupied by a big crowd of local Mongolians, who worked or rather just spent their days and nights their. These mongolians were always friendly, but liked to party and watch TV at night falling asleep with TV at full volume. Crazy folks!
The most obscure fact about our ...
... waren de deerstones (zie foto), eeuwenoude bewerkte stenen, die her en der verspreid door het land te vinden zijn. Volgens legende kan je een wens in het oor fluisteren en zal deze uitkomen, wie weet.
En in het zuiden de Gobi, voor mij zeker het hoogtepunt van de trip. Ik moest wel mijn idee van een woestijn bijstellen. `Weet je zeker dat dit al Gobi is? Het is hier groen?´ En als je dan met je Russische busje door ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Blue Sky Tower Ulan Bator
The hotel is clearly very new, and already a pretty iconic building in UB. It's well presented and I wouldn't be at all suprised if Hilton take it over in the next 5-10 years. The advertised swimming pool is not yet open, but there is a small gym and a nice lounge bar at the top with great views over the city (the bar is frequented by old western men and young mongolian girls if you know what I mean - pretty interesting to watch). The staff are nice but sometimes there is a bit of a language miscommunication - this will certainly improve with time. Not a bad place to stay at all.
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