Friday, 4 December 2009

Mongolia

16 - 18 November

After hitting Ulaan Baatar early in the morning we messed about in town for a while and then headed out to a Ger camp for a couple of days.

Ulaanbaator
Buddhist Monastery in Ulaan Baatar

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S├╝khbaatar Square, Ulaan Baatar

Ulaanbaator
A Lion, eating a chain

The Ger camp was permanent rather than the usual nomadic camps and was about an hours drive from Ulaan Baatar across some dodgy highways and then snowy fields. It was pretty cold and each Ger has a coal burning stove inside that keeps you warm. Rach went horse riding with the nomads who had setup camp about 1 km away and we visited them in the afternoon.


Elstei Ger Camp
Rach about to ride satan's offspring

Elstei Ger Camp
The dogs sleep next to the doors where all the heat escapes

Elstei Ger Camp
They're not all that tall in Mongolia


The train out of Ulaan Baatar at first was snowy plains and then slowly changed into the barren desert of the Gobi. At the border crossing they lift the entire train off the wheels(with everybody on board) and replace them with the wider gauge for the Chinese tracks.

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A Ger camp seen from the train


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Desert

On the Train
Here's us looking weird on the train to Beijing

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Goodbye Mongolia

More photos here and here

Next up Beijing

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