- Ulaanwhatnow?We arrived in Mongolia far too early on a crisp August morning - condensing breath and all - after a bit of an impromptu train vodka party the night before with some Americans who helped us finally finish the awful Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Sep 6, 2013
- Meetings, Mongolian “micro’s” and beautiful nature :-)As I am writing this, it is Friday, the sixth of September (already!). Now it's about six o'clock in the evening; today I had my first Mongolian language class! Nice ;-) it seems I can also actually learn some Mongolian Posted by reneebhs in Mongolia! | Sep 6, 2013
- Overheard conversationOur long-distance train journeys have changed subtly as we have ventured east as they have become increasingly filled with international travelers. Consequently, what started out with what felt like an intrepid journey alone, where we had to learn train e Posted by stuartfinch in Somewhere Over The Urals. | Aug 26, 2013
- Mongolian updateDay 4 of my period in Nalaikh! Although it feels like I've been here for a much longer period already.
Last Thursday morning at 6 a.m. I arrived at the airport and was picked up by Ada and one of the Posted by reneebhs in Mongolia! | Aug 25, 2013
- UlaanbaatarAccording to the itinerary today we had nothing planned until 2.30pm. I was enjoying the idea of a leisurely morning in the national park, maybe a nice walk taking in some more of the beautiful scenery. That was until Gary Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 14, 2013
- Terelj National ParkWe arrived in Ulaanbaatar just after 6am. I was disappointed, although not surprised, there was no breakfast provided on this train. Fortunately me and Kipp still had bread and cheese left from the night before. When we stepped off the Posted by Nicola_C in The Adventure Begins | Aug 13, 2013
- Leaving MongoliaAs we were on the same train in the morning Ana ordered a taxi and then collected me from my hostel along with a belgum guy from my hostel.
I had some really nice people in my cabin Bertnard, Jolien, (from Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 6, 2013
- Day trip in MongoliaToday i did a day trip out to Terelj national park and the statue of Genghis khan, as I only had one day left and so didn't have time to do and over night stay in a ger tent (yurt). Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 6, 2013
- MongoliaWe arrived in Ulan-Bator early in the morning and my hostel collected me and a load of other guests which was nice, saves trying to figure out how to get there.
I Posted by CassB in Big Trip Home | Aug 4, 2013
- MongoliaIn our limited time we experienced two faces of Mongolia – the capital city and nearby National Park.
[float=right][/float]Firstly we were welcomed by Mongolian metropolis Ulaanbaatar. This ci Posted by roman.cibulka in Trav The Traveller | Jul 27, 2013
- Deep Blue MongoliaWe spent two weeks trekking around [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia|Mongolia]], and had an amazing time. In a country of just under 3 million people, of which almost half live in the capital of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulan_Bator|Ulan-Bato Posted by noahv in The Journey is the Reward | Jul 16, 2013
- My trip to Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaOn June 1st I started my dream trip around the world. I left for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from Mississauga, Canada, arriving on June 3rd. The total duration of the trip was 33 hours and 40 minutes, the flight had 2 stops Posted by emkerry in My Dream Trip around the World | Jun 1, 2013
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Driving across the rigors of remote territory and along paths that have rarely seen any person pass by in the last year, makes you wonder why Posted by TeamScrumptious in Mongolia 2014 (chasing the dream) | Apr 26, 2013
- Travelling from Mongolia to Kazakhstan overlandThis entry can therefore be considered a help to anyone considering travelling overland between Mongolia and Kazakhstan. It seems necessary because information is non-existing on the ground, if you’re not already in Ölgii. I had to inform the tourist info Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Apr 16, 2013
- Always choose local transport!”Assalamu alaykum” the Kazakh jeep driver who is taking me and a jeep full of people from Khovd to Ölgii in Western Mongolia is teaching me and a British girl some basic Kazakh phrases. Something that will come in handy Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Apr 14, 2013
- 24 Hours as a Kazakh Eagle HunterWhat do you do once you’ve reached the most western province of Mongolia? I’ve known the answer to that question since I first stepped on Mongolian soil: You track down an eagle hunter, stay with him and his family for Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Apr 11, 2013
- Birthplace of Genghis Khan I’ve never been on a horse before. Actually, that’s not true, but I don’t really count the pony rides on Danish funfairs fifteen years ago as horse riding. The fact that a Dutch guy I arrived in Ulaanbaatar with had Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Apr 3, 2013
- Mongolian CuisineFood. It’s the easiest way for a traveller to get close to another culture. National dishes, eating habits and specific ingredients do not only reveal local customs and traditions – it often opens up a countries history to an otherwise Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Mar 29, 2013
- Making it in the Gobi DesertThe driver steps even harder on the gas pedal. No matter that we’re driving on a dirt track in the middle of the desert, or that we’re racing alongside a hill tilting the bus in a 20 degree angle. A Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Mar 25, 2013
- Episode 1: The BeginningRain in UB, Russian visa bureaucracy, a potential change in plans
There had been an incredible amount of rain in UB the last few days. In fact, this is the wettest summer of the seven summers I have been here. Posted by IvaS in Overland Ulaanbaatar to Seattle | Nov 30, 2012
- Mongolian Yak HerdingUlaanbaatar has long been on James’s bucket list so it was a little disappointing to discover that it’s a bit of a dump. However, all is not lost. The guidebooks are unanimous that the highlight of any Mongolian odyssey is Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 28, 2012
- The Fallen MightyThere’s gold in them thar Mongolian hills and Ulaanbaatar is today’s Klondike, but no amount of international investment in the mining business can put a gloss on that fact that at heart it is a scruffy third world city. If Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 27, 2012
- Unfathomable UlaanbaatarWe thought we knew about Russia, (until we got there), but we had no idea what to expect in Mongolia, and we weren’t thrilled when we got a frosty reception from the Gestapo-trained immigration officer when we crossed the border Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 25, 2012
- From Russia with Love
Snow capped peaks overlooking Lake Baikal float on a cushion of mist as the morning sun turns our watery vista blue and wakens the forest, and we are at home. When we are at our cliff-top Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 23, 2012
- Lake Baikal to Mongolia
After leaving Tomsk we kept our eastern trajectory until we arrived at Irkutsk, near Lake Baikal. It was dark, 6am and close to zero degrees when we stepped out of the train. Being a little unprepared we wandered about, teeth Posted by J.K.Mallee in Mallee Travels | Oct 16, 2012