Three Camel Lodge
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... I couldn’t believe it. This woman had 15 unexpected guests arrive and here she was apologising for not having enough food for us and she hoped we were still happy to stay in her ger for the night. Where else in the world does this happen. The hospitality of the Mongolian Nomads who have next to nothing by western world standards will quite literally share what very little they have. Nobody is left hungry or without shelter, even if you are a complete stranger ...
... Things which are unexpected in the countryside
1) There are cuckoos singing all the time, often two at once. Research from mum (thank you!) says that they are the same cuckoos as in the UK.
2) The rocks are totally different from anything I've seen before. Very steep, almost vertical in places, with vertical strata, which creates a very jagged, craggy appearance.
3) Dogs bark half the night. It was pitch black. I couldn't hear anything else, but the dogs ...
... which has an extensive souvenir section on one of the top floors. It also has a good supermarket and we got some lovely fresh bread. It also has beautifully decorated cakes.
On Wednesday and Thursday we also went into town. We did some souvenir shopping and Sigie kindly helped us arrange our third party insurance for Tilly. We met up with Doug and had a really nice lunch at an Irish restaurant.
... and 3 members of her family tried to enter our carriage which was already three quarters full, so after a lot of shouting in Mongolian and Russian and a lot of baggage moving, a carriage aisle of people looking very confused ( the Germans Russian language skills were about as good as mine!) A grinning chap stuck his head around the corner of our cabin and pronounced proudly "this is Russia!" as people jostled in what was absolute chaos, after about 15 minutes of this the ...
... imagine the anger or disappointment on Louise's face when she discovered that on the 1st day of the month in Mongolia, alcohol is prohibited.
We shared a taxi the next day to the station provided for by the hostel, though this didn't stop the driver trying to extort some money from us.
As we passed back through the endless Gobi that I had already spent quite enough time, I wandered around the cabins chatting to the French couple and a few others as my cabin mates ...