Category Archives: Mongolia

Leaving Mongolia

Yesterday I boarded the final stage of the Trans-Mongolian railway from Ulaanbaatar, and arrived in Beijing this morning. It was a beautiful train ride with good company in the form of a bunch of other travellers. The scenery changed dramatically … Continue reading

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Mongolia Costs

In total I spent about £600 in Mongolia which was significantly more than I expected. Having said that, I stayed for 5 weeks and travelled about 5,000km, and had some absolutely fantastic experiences. A rough guide to what I spent … Continue reading

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Travelling as Two

On Sunday I left the Tsaatan people, and after travelling together for a month, I also left Jordi. He is staying in the Taiga another week with the Tsaatan. I leave for China tomorrow. Jordi is, and I’m sure anyone who knows … Continue reading

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Visiting the Tsaatan

  The Tsaatan, literally “Reindeer People”, are an indigenous community who live in the heart of the Darkhan Depression, a mountainous region in the north of Mongolia. It is a vast area covered in larch woodland and scattered with small … Continue reading

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A few Mongolian habits.

Leaving Russia really felt like I was leaving Europe behind, and with it, European customs. Habits and customs vary according to culture, and of course, what may seem disgusting to one culture, seems normal to another. Never have I felt … Continue reading

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Living with Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia

Wow. How can I put the last ten days into a single blog post? We, Jordi and I, have been living with a Kazakh Eagle Hunter, Ardack, and his family, in the heart of the Western Mongolian mountains. Their house, … Continue reading

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To the back of beyond by bus.

I have taken many buses in the past, but none compare to the most recent from Ulaanbaatar to Bayan Olgii. I am not sure exactly how far it is, (even Google fails to know! ) but somewhere between 1400km and … Continue reading

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