Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar and beyond

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Asia, Mongolia, Travel | 0 comments

Ulaanbaatar and beyond

We fly into Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, and I can’t believe the massive temperature change from Beijing. After a two hour flight we’ve gone from a hot 27 degrees celcius to what feels like a chilly winters day. Of course for Mongolians it’s balmy compared to their actual winter, which hits a seriously cold -40 degrees celsius. We drive through the city to our hostel in an electric Toyota Prius, which seems to be the car of choice in Ulaanbaatar. Many of the cars are right hand drive, yet they drive on the right side of the road.  This gets pretty scary when...

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Horse trekking in the middle of Mongolia

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Asia, Featured, Mongolia, Travel | 6 comments

Horse trekking in the middle of Mongolia

I had long dreamed of visiting the wild and rugged countryside of Mongolia. Growing up riding horses, my sister and I were always drawn to the ‘land of the horse’. Mongols are regarded as some of the best horseman in the world, which is no surprise as life in Mongolia depends on horses. Reading Tim Cope’s epic On the Trail of Genghis Khan, and later listening to him speak, only increased my desire to experience the life of these nomadic people living in harmony with their horses and other animals. What I didn’t know, is that I would fall in love. I fell in love with...

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