Travel Blogs from Ulan Bator
... its given me a taste of what might be to come. I can really only imagine what the guys out on site must deal with day in day out. I really am in awe of these guys, working 12 hours and more at a time out in the chilling cold out there away from the city, up to -60 at times when you take the wind chill into consideration. Compared to that here has been positively balmy!!
We went out last night for drinks with a few of the Irish engineers (Lerkin, Donal ...
> about. Good secretaries are very
> hard to find so I had to accept her services.
> Anyway back to my guest.
> His name is Dimitri Kieffer, born in France but has lived long enough in
> America to gain citizenship and can now call himself a French American.
> He is 46 years old, is not home in America
> long ...
... greeted by 2 happy dogs. This is going to be a good trip, I can tell. Their kisses smell of mutton. I wonder what's for dinner?
Puppy loves the attention and just wants to play. If I could I would take her with me. It's too hostile a place for a new life.
She decides to be the guardian of my ger. I'm fine with that. Although I would prefer her inside at night. I have heard ...
... confusing the time table also displayed the arrival and departure times of the train going both east and west.
Soon we were pulling out of the station and the journey had begun. We busied ourselves for a while sorting out our luggage and cabin, as well as playing cards and reading books. After an hour or so of being on board the provodnista came round with an array of forms, including Mongolian departure cards as well as customs ...
... a bank statement, a list of destinations, proof of insurance, a hotel booking and to correctly fill in the form at the embassy. It was a far cry from the form and cash that had seen me through in Thailand. I rushed around UB getting as much of these organised as possible so that I would be ready for the brief 2 hour window the following day, if I missed anything I would have to wait until Friday before I could try again.
On the whole ...