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Travel Blogs from Ulan Bator
So not feeling too crash hot in the morning but got up and packed a bag for our weekend in the countryside! Met outside UBCB at 10am (and god help us we were actually on time....)
First we packed into 3 pimping cars (me and Ankhlan were in a big black SUV) with two UBCB strangers and drove out of the city.
On the way we stopped on …
... on the dirt verge….
As we entered the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, and saw again the typical sights of a third world city, we couldn't help to compare this way of living with that of the traditional nomad. Makes you wonder whether progress really is progress at all. Obviously a lot of those living in the city today have never lived out in the country, and therefore don't know any different, but some of the conditions ...
Wednesday 30th July 2014 (Allan)
The First Steppe
(Apologies to all experienced Horse Riders)
Just a note to let you know how and why we'd chosen this particular tour when there are so many to choose from in Mongolia. First and foremost was price – it had to fit within our budget, and secondly, it had to be only a few days. A lot of the tours were a week or more, with all the mod cons. We came across "Happy Mongolia" when doing ...
... local herdsmen and how they did this is amazing as the cave was a squeeze with just three of us.
We also visited the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue - the biggest equestrian statue in the world. It is an impressive 40 metre tall statue made entirely out of 250 tons of gleaming stainless steel, which is located on the bank of the Tuul River and depicts Genghis Khan on horseback. To the outside world, Genghis Khan, the fearsome Mongolian warrior, is remembered ...
After 5 days of travelling across the Eurasian landmass, it was nice to finally become witness the rolling green hills, the occasional ger dotted in the distance, and watch horsemen galloping alongside the train tracks as we entered into Mongolia. However as the Mongolian capital unfolded before eyes, our hopes of a fascinating and cultural city were soon quashed...but to finally be in the fresh air and on solid ground was a welcome relief to ...
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