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  • Before heading East[center][/center] ==Mongolia== 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
  • Train to BeijingSteve and I awoke in a delirous state. We were sooooo tired and had to drag ourselves to the bus which took us to the train. Once we got on the amazing train it was straight to sleep for a Posted by awowchuk in Sun Siberia and Snow | Oct 1, 2012
  • The Mongolian ger campWe boarded the bus early morning to head out to the Ger camp in the Terelji National Park. Bogi forced us to play some group card games while on the bus, which would have been interesting except that half the Posted by awowchuk in Sun Siberia and Snow | Sep 30, 2012
  • Ulaan BaatarWe pulled into Ulaan Baatar at 6:15am local time (1 hour behind Irkutsk but inline with Beijing) and we were met by Bogi, our Mongolian honcho. She took us to our hotel and on the bus explained exactly what we Posted by awowchuk in Sun Siberia and Snow | Sep 30, 2012
  • The train to MongoliaWe hung around the hostel in the morning, packing, having yet another strange breakfast and going down to the see if we wanted anymore silly souviners from the town. Then it was the hour bus back to Irkutsk, stopping on Posted by awowchuk in Sun Siberia and Snow | Sep 29, 2012
  • Welcome to AsiaAfter a relatively comfortable and relaxing 5 nights on the Trans Siberian Railroad we arrived early in the morning at the station in Ulaanbaatar. We had already booked beds at a local hostel, and they were nice enough to Posted by Drifters in Around the Globe in 2012 | Sep 25, 2012
  • Een douche in de Gobi...Het is een goed idee om met een georganiseerde tour naar de Gobi te trekken. Eerst en vooral heb je een wagen nodig om de bijzondere plekken in die uitgestrekte provincie te bezoeken. Het openbaar vervoer brengt je enkel naar Posted by saar30s in A flapper's journey | Aug 16, 2012
  • Mijn eerste indruk in Mongolië...Het begon al goed. In tegenstelling tot wat er mij in een mail beloofd werd, stond er niemand ons op te wachten op het perron. Grrr! Met onze stramme benen stonden Nico en ik er als enige toeristen wat verloren Posted by saar30s in A flapper's journey | Aug 11, 2012
  • Mongolia Part 2After arriving back in UB we spent the day organising our Gobi tour and booking flights. We were finally satisfied that we found the cheapest tour possible and were very excited to head off early the next morning. That day Posted by karenandbyron in The Goves' Travel Diaries | Aug 5, 2012
  • Steppes, mountains and desertHello again! Two weeks ago we arrived in Ulaanbaatar and tomorrow we will leave this beautiful country already! Before we arrived, we booked three nights in a guesthouse, a common way of accommodation in Mongolia. It basically means you will Posted by 2012trip in And the journey continues... | Aug 2, 2012
  • Mongolia After the lake we got back to ulan ude and were hoping to catch a bus to ulanbataar which is the capital of Mongolia. We tried so many times to book bus tickets on line which was imposs Posted by karenandbyron in The Goves' Travel Diaries | Jul 30, 2012
  • Sain bai-na uu! We made it this far east and survived Russia lol! No, without jokes, Russia was beautiful in its own way. It's a very different country then the western countries that we are both used to,  the signs of communism Posted by 2012trip in And the journey continues... | Jul 20, 2012
  • Mongolia, FinalAfter spending the night inside of our cars, we awoke to find a huge truck in front of the Hyundai. The kind Mongolian man inside pulled us out of the mud with a rope, and guided us back to Tsuganuur. Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Jul 19, 2012

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