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  • Central Mongolia After our return from the South Gobi Desert , we departed Ulaanbaatar by car and drove east into Central Mongolia. We spent five days traveling, staying in a couple different Ger camps and Posted by janejoe in Mongolia | Aug 19, 2017
  • The South: Gobi Desert We flew from Ulaanbaatar south to the Gobi Desert where we spent two full days. While there we stayed in our first ger (also called yurt), visited the Flaming Cliffs where over hundreds of dino Posted by janejoe in Mongolia | Aug 13, 2017
  • Ulaanbaatar - The Capital==Our Itinerary== We departed Seattle, flew to Seoul, South Korea, then onward to Ulaanbaater, the capital of Mongolia. We started and ended our tour in Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, the c Posted by janejoe in Mongolia | Aug 4, 2017
  • Arriving back in UlaanbaataarAfter having bribed the train hostess to stay on the train so we could make it back to Ulaanbaatar Shelley and I settled in for the night train ride back to the capital city UB, that we both thought we Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 30, 2017
  • Khoomei lessonToday is our last full day in UB (that's how most people refer to Ulaanbaatar). Shelley found throat singing lessons on google and since we were so impressed with this art form, which we heard during the cultural performance, we Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 29, 2017
  • In and around UlaanbaatarWe had to get out of our hostel on Saturday morning the 22nd as they were booked for that night. Since we woke up so late we were scurrying around trying to pack while looking for a hotel online. Luckily Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 27, 2017
  • Addendum to day 5Kellie and I keep thinking of things as we discuss the tour. One important thing we neglected to mention on day 5 was our introduction to horse milk cheese which we all thought were chunks of pound cake. After being Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 25, 2017
  • ReflectionsSo there are a few things we would like to note: * livestock on public roads - Mongolian drivers honk at everything and we haven't quite figured out the why's and wherefores - but certainly necessary on highways and off road Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 25, 2017
  • Day 7We awoke this day getting prepared for our horseback ride. Horses are such a significant part of the nomadic culture in Mongolia it was great to take part in this. The guide helped me get my chaps on and provided Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 25, 2017
  • Day 6We did not get to say goodbye to our hostess as she was not around when we left. She had graciously answered about 50 questions from our group via translation through our guide the evening prior. She has one daughter Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 25, 2017
  • Day 5Getting up for day 5 was good despite having hosted a party in our ger the night before. Shelley and I had purchased a bottle of premium Mongolian vodka for the trip and decided that last night was a good Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 24, 2017
  • Day 4I forgot to mention in the Day 3 post that we had given the boys in the family a blow up beach ball from Canada (thank goodness all the dollar stores were selling Canada day paraphernalia before we left!) Not Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 24, 2017
  • Naadam Fesitval: "It's Fortunate That We're Here for This"9 July 2017 Karakorum, Mongolia Another long day in the vans awaited us today as we continued to make our way back to Ulaanbaatar. Our destination today was the ancient capital city of Karakorum. Once again, I was in the Posted by Glichez in World Tour: 2017-2018 | Jul 13, 2017
  • Day 3Today we travelled for many hours over very bumpy desert tracks. I hesitate to say road as there is just desert. Our driver navigated without GPS which indicated he had done this trip many times! Each day there are pee Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 23, 2017
  • Day 2Having 2 men in the ger proved a challenge for changing but we managed. Breakfast was a quarter of a tangerine, two pieces of apple, traditional Mongolian cookie and two pieces of white bread with a processed cheese slice. We Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 23, 2017
  • Finished Gobi Tour and Top 5 Things We are Grateful ForWell Shelley and I got back yesterday from our Gobi Tour! We will be posting events and pics from each day but thought we would start with a top 5 list of what we are most grateful for since being Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 22, 2017
  • Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation in the Great WCBefore I begin this entry, a huge thank you to Mary Penticoff for providing the title for this blog entry. She was the best companion on the long, bumpy, dusty, gas-filled days driving through the Gobi! [b]3 July 2017 Gobi Desert, Posted by Glichez in World Tour: 2017-2018 | Jul 8, 2017
  • Ulaanbaatar and the Naadam Training Camps28 June 2017 Vladivostok, Russia – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Big travel day for me today: off to Mongolia! My exposure to anything Mongolian thus far has been confined to a rather funny bit from South Park. I was anxious to arrive and experienc Posted by Glichez in World Tour: 2017-2018 | Jul 2, 2017
  • Off to the Gobi Desert tomorrowToday was spent dealing with trip interruption insurance with sketchy Skype and sorting through some technical issues (thanks Eli and Quinn)! Walking around to gather some things for tomorrow, we were discussing things we've noticed here. One thing is Wor Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 13, 2017
  • Figured out a few technical issuesYou should now be able to click on the you tube link in the post entitled "Nadaam festival 2017." We will upload more videos soon and place them in the posts they should be in. We will now be able Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 12, 2017
  • A note about spellingYou may be noticing that we are spelling the following words different ways: Ulaanbaatar, tugrik and Ghengis Khan. There may be others as well. That's because we are seeing them spelled a variety of ways here and on the internet Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 12, 2017
  • Filling Up On Culture and Fighting With Taxi DriversToday Shelly and I decided to go to the Mongolian National Museum to check out some of the historical aspects of this country. The hotel called us a cab and while the driver didn't understand what museum we were referring Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 12, 2017
  • Nadaam festival 2017Kellie and I headed to the sports complex this morning after getting more millions from the ATM to pay for our delivered train tickets to Russia. The opening ceremonies kicked off this year's Nadaam with crushing crowds, beautiful regalia and Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 11, 2017
  • Springing Shelley From Beijing Immigration PoliceWell today we headed to Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia. Before leaving Beijing airport we of course needed to go through immigration. We never planned on staying in China so we never got a visa for this country. Given we Posted by kelshell in From Menopause to Mongolia | Jul 10, 2017
  • Back in ChinaWe are in the air heading for Beijing. Only 37 Chinese pushed in front of us during the various queues to get on board - a mere warm up for what is to come. Our driver seemed genuinely sad at Posted by 2kiwisontour in Middle Kingdom, 2017 | Jul 4, 2017
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