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TravelPod Member ReviewsZaluuchuud Hotel Ulan Bator
This is one of the oldest hotels in Ulan Bator and is a little 'past its best', but it was perfectly functional.
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We arrived back in Ulan Batar at 11.30 am, a nice time to arrive back. I have a room to myself which is very welcome. It's not that I've minded sharing at all, it's just nice to have some space to myself. I went for lunch with Fiona at a local Korean restaurant then we spent the afternoon moseying around the shops and cafés. We had a lovely …
I arrived this morning bright and early and was offered a lift to my hotel by one of my travelling companions who is Mongolian. This made it so much easier as it turned out, it was probably too far to walk with a heavy bag. The hotel has a faded Soviet glory about it, as do many of the buildings. Ulaanbataar is an interesting mix of concrete soviet …
After. Day of sightseeing I went to a cultural performance which, I have to be honest, I was slightly sceptical about. However, it was excellent. The highlights were the musical performances which were outstanding and i left feeling as if I'd seen a really high quality show. We leave tomorrow to begin exploring and I'm looking forwards t leaving the city.
... and of course, we speak no Mongolian.
Des and I actually stayed in Vientiane, Laos and went to the Mongolian Embassy there, three times, to circumvent this nonsense. Seems the Mongolian Embassy in Laos doesn’t know what to do with overland travelers yet.
We were all delighted to finally get going, as we were hanging out for a coffee break. Most of the road was “sealed”, some parts were hugely potholed. At least we ...
... there, leaving boulders in precarious places. We stopped for lunch at a tourist ger camp. Lunch was huge and muttony. Mutton is quite a large part of the Mongolian diet. Susie didn't get on quite so well with it as I did, but I don't think i could eat all that much all the time. After lunch we went to a turtle looking rock, then a Buddhist meditation centre and looked around. If I was a Buddhist monk, I think I'd like to meditate there. At some point we ...