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Travel Blogs from Ulan Bator
... the city proper, and offers a good hike to get there and a nice view of the skyline once you're there. On the way back, the Winter Palace of Boghd Khan was well worth a visit, with its ger made from the fleece of 150 snow leopards amongst other curiosities exhibited.Other sites that were visited were the National History Museum and the vast Black Market, home of the cheap Ray-Ban knock-offs, clothes, ...
... street dogs and because of the general reaction I get from Mongolians. The Mongolians in the apartment compound are getting used to seeing me with them and tend not to be too aggressive or threatening towards us anymore but there are still many that are either wary or scared of them, walk well around us or turn and go the other way. It appears that the faces on my dogs appear much scarier to them than do the faces of the street dogs although the street dogs are ...
... I will start to see my way ahead. Two international moves in the space of 8 or 9 months.. Wow, I must be superwoman!!! I settled here with the expectation that it would be for a few years. Lesson number 1 – expect the unexpected.
I will write another blog about lesson number 1 and other lessons I have learned later today. I am currently stuck in a hotel room in Seoul in the middle of the monsoon season, rain still ...
... strapping to a horse, but not so comfortable as a backpack), and packing for long trips… The following day I manage to visit the Gandan Khind Monastery early enough to hear and witness the monks chanting; the National Museum of Mongolia, the Lima Monastery Museum and the Zaison Memorial, which is located on top of a hill on the south side of the city. Not a bad effort!! Gandan Khiid is the second largest monastery in UB, was built in 1838 and was home to the ...
... east of Ulaanbaatar and it situated here in the middle of nowhere because of the significance of the site. It is believed to be the area he found his golden whip following his first battle at the age of 17. To find such a significant whip is regarded as a great omen. He then used this very whip when he rode into all battles that followed. The statue is very large and consists of 2 museums and holds the largest boot in the world. The idea is turn the whole site into ...
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