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Well my last full day here in Mongolia before catching my train to China in the morning.
There isn't too much to report back on from my last couple of days since I got back from the Ger camps. Fairly lazy days, a few beers and food and generally getting myself sorted ready for China. Catching up with friends and family and doing some shopping, sorting photos etc.
I did a lot of thinking when I was away with the Nomads ...
... pace, 20 MPH at most, in the end we had to stop and lift the bonnet and let things cool off.
We had a little lunch and then had a small river crossing, no problems with that one. This was quickly followed by another one, not deep but mud, not stones, as a surface. This got us stuck but a Mongolian truck was just going through. What followed was a little bit of a blur, Josie and I were swept out of the way, the Mongolians but the tow strap on, pulled us out and ...
... thing here though has to be the food. Apparently there are only 3 food groups: dairy, fat and gristle. It seemed prudent, especially with our long term health in mind, that we do a bit more cooking of our own. Anyway, our really exciting times in Mongolia start tomorrow morning. We're booked on a trip to the Gobi desert to go and hunt out our camel poo and maybe a couple of dinosaur fossils if we're lucky. We might even do some ...
... consisting of bunk beds, a small table, a chair, a small storage space above the door, a fan mounted above the window and an adjoining bathroom with a tiny sink and combined faucet and shower nozzle which was shared with the neighbouring compartment. We assumed this shared bath would include a toilet, but that was to be found at the end of the carriage, conveniently located next to our compartment (or inconveniently if the smell is to be accounted ...
... until check out at midday. Finally departing our hotel it was very warm, we managed to do our final sightseeing of Ulaanbaatar (State Department Store, National Museum of Mongolia; Sukbataar Square (more Genghis love); and another few beers at the 17th story Sky Lounge. We stocked up on groceries for our next train leg: Ulaanbaatar to Irkustk, and got to the railway station in plenty of time. We boarded our train 263 at 9pm and soon discovered it was a bit ...
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