The Continental Hotel
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... their ger (an octagonal white tent) around a particular area of country side with their livestock in the summer, before buttoning down in one spot for the frigid winters. As far as we could tell, this seems to involve hibernating, eating cheese and getting merry on fermented horse milk waiting for the outside world to defrost. 40% of Mongolian people live in this way today, the rest live in cities, mostly in the capital. The drive out of town took us through the ...
... sanitation etc you can see why it's s truggling under the pressure, progress however seems relentless. The following day I decided on a day tour offered by my accomodation which basically consisted of a bloke and his car who was a colleague of the hostel owner, we just about managed to communicate with a few words and the normal sign language and laughs, visits included the Zaisan hill monument that overlooks UB city, the pace of development from up here is even more stark, not ...
... much longer after lunch.
In the distance we could see our destination - the Sand Dunes.
Such a strange formation.
The dunes were stretched in a long line behind the flat desert plain but in front of a huge formation of rocks.
We arrived at our Nomad camp which was just in front of the dunes.
Then we went on a Camel ride, crossed a river and stopped at the foot of ...
Lots of bumping and grinding today. Of the 300 km that we drove, only about 1 hr was on anything that would pass for a road by our standards. As it had rained heavily most of last night and continued to drizzle much of the morning, the "roads" very wet, with potholes and depressions filled to overflowing with water. We came close to getting stuck a number of times, but that trusty little box on 4 wheels just kept on chugging! Our driver is to ...
... home - moving on as don't want to ruin any future Christmas or birthday presents. I finally purchased an Erdenet copper bracelet (for those who don't know, Erdenet was my home town for a month while teaching the students at the copper mine summer camp), so better late than never to buy a memento of my time there. As 1st September is rapidly approaching the schools stationary department was like a 50%25 sale at Harrods. Crammed with parents, children and students stocking ...