- Somewhere South of the Russian Border Our cabin proves remarkably cosy, the rhythmic motions and gentle clunking of the train means we sleep soundly, occasionally stirring as we passed through towns. I woke up during the night to some shunting and banging of carriages but Posted by tszeitli in Continental Drift | Jun 8, 2016
- Goodbye UB, Hello Two Nights of Train TravelJen started the day with a run in with the “Toast Nazi” at breakfast. Not wanting to be the cause of her electrocution, while the "Toast Nazi" was out of the room, Jen decided to cook her own toast. Posted by tszeitli in Continental Drift | Jun 7, 2016
- Big Sky, Genghis Khan and Mongolia’s Past & PresentA simple western breakfast to start our day featured death defying feats by the waitress, who we later dubbed the “Toast Nazi”. The toaster would cook better on one side than the other so diligently managed the toasting process for Posted by tszeitli in Continental Drift | Jun 6, 2016
- Chinese Border to Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaWe trundled in to the Chinese border town at 9.45 pm. What proceeded was a series of knocks at the door to hand over our passports, be given a series of forms to fill in (some which inconveniently required Posted by tszeitli in Continental Drift | May 29, 2016
- MongoliaWe arrived at 6am into Ulaanbaatar, and got off an overnight train. We had thought that it arrived at 5am, so we're a little disappointed we'd all missed out on an hours sleep just because they hadn't changed the summer Posted by Poppy90 in Poppy's Travel Blog! | Jan 1, 2016
- 12. Slumber partiesThe weather turned way too cold for tents and once again we were surprised by Mongolian hospitality. We are welcomed into family gers to spend the night and take shelter from the cold.
[img=ht Posted by mm_lukes in and so the adventure begins ... | Sep 29, 2015
- 11. "Nok•hoi kho•ri•o"Imagine hearing someone yelling “hold the dogs” as they approach your home, then walking through your front door uninvited. Now that you have a stranger in your living room, you decide to make a fresh pot of milk tea and Posted by mm_lukes in and so the adventure begins ... | Sep 20, 2015
- 10. Bread, bread, & boiled sheep headAs you may know, we spend the last 21 days travelling across the Mongolian countryside. With the help of our driver and guide, were able to experience the true beauty of Mongolia. The scenery is in a class all of Posted by mm_lukes in and so the adventure begins ... | Sep 18, 2015
- MongoliaMongolia...the land of hawks, Ger's, nomads and a vast landscape.
UlaanBaatar on the other hand lists none of these features. It is, in the most polite manner i can muster, a kip. When one Google's Mongolia they are greeted with images Posted by Deanxc220 in It's all about the travel.. | Sep 15, 2015
- Mongolia BoundFirst train ride,
The crew were eagerly awaiting this ride. In effect it was a major point of being on the trip, so curiosity and optimism was at a peak. Naively so, some would argue. That discussion will be open until Posted by kidd1200 in The Vodka Diaries | Sep 15, 2015
- 8. Camels to reindeer, sand to snow21 days across Mongolia
Total km traveled: 3390 km
By car on paved road: 1000 km
By car on no road: 2220 km
Posted by mm_lukes in and so the adventure begins ... | Sep 13, 2015
- 7. Good-bye for nowWe are off on an adventure!!
The next 25 days will consist of camel rides, home stays, horse trekking, and camping. We will be travelling to Southern Mongolia to visit the Gobi desert, then to central Mongolia to horse trek through Posted by mm_lukes in and so the adventure begins ... | Aug 22, 2015
- Day 14- Leaving Ulan BatorI had a leisurely day today, getting ready to leave for St Petersburg. You'll never guess what happened, though. When I was at the buffet breakfast spot at my hotel, I left my wallet in the cafe area. I Posted by sherington in Commerce Travel Assessment | Aug 16, 2015
- Day 13- Ulan BatorI just had the 2 most life changing experiences of my life. I got up yesterday morning a bit nervous but keen to embark on the overnight dog sledding adventure I had signed up to. I arrived at the Mammoth Posted by sherington in Commerce Travel Assessment | Aug 16, 2015
- Day 11- Ulan Bator Today I went to the opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival. What can I say. it was truly invigorating! The atmosphere of the crowd was incredible. As the soldiers, monks and participates marched out the crowd literally blew Posted by sherington in Commerce Travel Assessment | Aug 16, 2015
- Day 10- Ulan BatorAfter sadly leaving Beijing the day before, I finally arrived in Ulan Bator after a 2 day train trip. I was very exciting looking out the window at all the people and buildings as I chugged past to the Posted by sherington in Commerce Travel Assessment | Aug 16, 2015
- Genghis Can't - The John Wayne DiariesI've just spent the last 10 days on the remote Mongolian steppe...talk about going back in time from the previous fortnight in futuristic south Korea. As the title also suggests I've been on a horse too...fair play to good old Posted by stuhutchuk in A One Way Ticket To Bangkok | Jul 20, 2015
- MongoliaAs we are now leaving Beijing for Xian, there is time to put down a few thoughts about Mongolia, especially now there is the comparison with China. The heart of Mongolia appears to be rooted in a predominantly rural context. Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Nov 19, 2014
- Ulaanbaatar MongoliaArrived in U from the transmongolian railway from Beijing. Crossed the Gobi desert saw mini horses, camels, cows and wild dogs. Was woken up at 1am then 3 am by Chinese and Mongolian border crossing officials . The Chinese searched Posted by nicnian in Nick and Ian's Trans Siberian Adventure | Oct 19, 2014
- X-rays, MRI’s & painkillersThe F50 finally landed at around 0015 in the morning and I made my way through to the arrivals where Oscar was waiting with a taxi. The weather had been terrible all day with multiple flight delays and Oscar had Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Aug 20, 2014
- Mayhem in the mountainsWe had a bit of a sleep in this morning knowing we had time before the group caught up. It was sunny and clear with just a hint of coolness in the air. After checking the spot tracker and confirming Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Aug 14, 2014
- The Home of Chingiss KhaanWe left Irkutsk to head off for the border crossing into Mongolia. I was pleasantly excited about this and also the ride to the border was supposed to great….again no disappointments. We travelled through dense pine and beech forests over Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Aug 11, 2014
- Farewell Mongolia - It's been emotionalAfter our traumatic time out in the Mongolian countryside, we spent our week in Ulanbaatar relaxing and giving poor Jason’s back time to start healing all over again.
We did very little in UB other than eat, drink and sleep. Posted by katiejason in Katie & Jason's Round the World Trip | Aug 1, 2014
- Mongolia Part 2 - The Very UglyOk so we’ve clarified that the food in Mongolia has been pretty awful. However, the single biggest issue we had with Mongolia was the roads. Our plan was to travel between key sites for 3 weeks starting in Posted by katiejason in Katie & Jason's Round the World Trip | Jul 25, 2014
- Mongolia Part 1 - The Good, The BadBefore we start, be warned this is a pretty lengthy post as we’ve soooo much to tell you all since our last update. So grab a strong coffee before you read on!
When we first arrived in Mongolia, we were Posted by katiejason in Katie & Jason's Round the World Trip | Jul 24, 2014