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Is it better to travel than arrive…?

Is it better to travel than arrive…?

OK, so we had arrived at our destination – Ulaanbaatar – exotic city of eastern mystery, fabled centre of Gengis Khan’s legendary empire, magical destination on the Silk Road. Well actually it wasn’t founded until around 1639 (well after...
Faces of Mongolia

Faces of Mongolia

Young Mongolian horseman. He was probably on a horse before he could walk. Leon charms the locals as the crowd gathers And you thought we were mad! This guy was cycling from UB to his home in Austria Andrew asks where the nearest recruiting office is Sorry, but...
The Eagle and the Lamb

The Eagle and the Lamb

Ger camp near Olgiy We weren’t all that sure what to expect. Jeff just told us some transport would arrive for us around 11.00 and we would be away for around half a day, involving some horse riding, a traditional Mongolian meal and a visit to an eagle-hunter...
We’re in!

We’re in!

So we all lapsed back into RWM (Roadside Waite Mode). We dozed, read, listened to music or chatted with fellow travellers, waiting for the border to open at 09.00. Waiting at the border At 08.50 the border personnel started arriving, mostly walking from the barracks a...
Waiting at the border….

Waiting at the border….

….bollocks! There was nothing for it but to wait until the border opened on Monday. So we’d better find some food and somewhere to camp. The guards were pretty helpful and pointed us to a shop a few hundred yards down the road. We stocked up on essentials:...

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