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... covered with carpets and other decorations. We were given some arak to drink – fermented mare’s milk – which tasted a lot like vinegar, but could probably become quite nice with repeated drinking. After that we were offered a ride on one of the famous Mongolian horses (see photo!).
On the way back to town we stopped and terrorised a herd of yaks, trying to get a good photo.
Dinner was on the 17th floor of a ...
... contrast and differences of people who live in the city and people who live in the countryside. His passion and knowledge for nomadic lifestyle and Mongolian history is incredible and he is clearly proud of his country's traditions and culture.
Several conversations we had with Bill where he has shared some of his views with us-
Bill on Films
"Harry Potter rules, Twilight sucks"
Bill on Guiding:
"Last month I walked up this mountain ...
... Litsvyanka and Lake Baikal (deepest lake in the world and the largest fresh water lake). Maria helped us a lot with where to catch the bus, how to catch the tram to get to the bus stop in the first place, where to stop on the way and how to get back. She was super helpful and even wrote down in Russian, the name of the towns we wanted to get off at so we could show the bus driver. We had a delicious breakfast of pancakes at the downstairs cafe and then walked to the tram ...
... past Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in the world, covering almost 400 miles through Siberia. It is engulfed by snow capped mountains and is a mind boggling 25 million years old and 1,700 meters deep.
Once it was confirmed, we made our way to platform 2 and watched our impressively long train pull in. Alongside us were other backpackers, holidaymakers, Chinese and Mongolian traders with endless amounts of boxes and luggage, ...
... expensive by Mongolian standards, but it was well worth it - the cheesy garlic bread, the garlic chicken pizza, the vegetarian pizza, the salad and drinks all came to about 50,000MNT (about $30), and it was worth every last tugrik. Mongolian food is nice, don't get me wrong, and our cooking on a one burner stove with ingredients from a Mongolian shopping centre has been OK, but to revert back to foods that are familiar and well loved for a day was ...