Ulan Batar and Beyond
Trip Start Jul 19, 2008
21Trip End Sep 29, 2008
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Well me and Pete have successfully made it to Ulan Batar in Mongolia.
The train journey took what seems like forever (7 hours at the Russian border, 3 hours at the Mongolian one!) but we had a good time as we ran into Nick, Matt and Dan from the island. They were f\getting the same train and were even in the same wagon so good times were had by all!
After arriving in UB, we were escorted to our hostel which is pretty nice and started attempting to sort out some excursions. We were meant to be going on one 2day but so far nothing has been sorted, hopefully soon though!
Anyways, yesterday we wondered around UB. It is surprisingly a very nice city with some modern skyscrapers, hard to believe its Mongolian! We first went to a museum of Mongolian history which was pretty cool, some interesting stuff about Genghis Khan in there. We then wondered over to Sukhbatar square where the Parliament building was (similar to the Reichstag in Berlin i thought)
That was about it for UB so now were attempting to sort out some trips.
Hopefully will be able to update this soon, if not see you all in Beijing on the 1st September!
Hope everyone is well
Mark and Peter