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Ulaan Baatar

Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Views [2115] | Comments [1]

After Bayanzag , we only had one more night in the Gobi before heading back to Ulaan Baatar .  We were all quite excited to be out of the van, take showers, and get something good to eat.  Upon arriving in  Ulaan Baatar , the temperature was ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Ulaan Baatar

Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Sightseeing in UB
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Gallery: The Gobi part 3

Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Bayanzag, Sunset, and heading back to UB
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Gallery: The Gobi part 2

Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Camel Trek
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Gallery: The Gobi

Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Baga Gazrin Chuluu, Tsagaan Suvraga, Dalanzadgad, and Yolyn Am
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Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | Views [3218]

Bayanzag is a particularly beautiful area, a huge shelf of rock and sand that descends down into many canyons that meander down to the desert floor.  The rock and sand were an array of colors from yellow, orange and red, setting a breathtaking backdrop.... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Khongoryn Els Up Close Day 2

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Views [893]

A wakeful state probably hit us around 7:00 or 7:30 in the morning, as this is the time that the temperature starts to rise (especially inside our tent).  It was our second day of our camel trek in the Gobi, and it was hot and dry, and we were sweaty ... Read more >

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Khongoryn Els Up Close Day 1

Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Views [837]

We were all very excited to finally get on our camels and begin our way into the sand dunes.  The camels we rode, that are indigenous to Mongolia, are Bactrian camels.  They have two humps instead of one.  When you ride a one humped camel, usually you ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Yolyn Am and Khongoryn Els

Sunday, 22 Jul 2007 | Views [983]

We all awoke this morning quite excited about the destinations we were headed for.  The first stop of the day would be at Yolyn Am which is a beautiful lush green valley that twists and turns between steep rocky mountains.  During most of the year, this ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Our First Three Days in the Gobi

Saturday, 21 Jul 2007 | Views [813]

After finishing up our trip around the northern and central parts of Mongolia, we returned to Ulaan Baatar eager for a shower, a comfortable bed, and some food that did not contain mutton.  These dreams were soon filled, and in the matter of 24 hours, ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Gallery: End of Northern trip

Saturday, 14 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Northern Mongolia Trip 3

Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Volcanoe, Tsetserleg (Naadam Festival)
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Naadam Festival, part 2

Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | Views [5755]

So finally the day for the Naadam Festival had come.  We awoke to a cold rainy day, and threw on our water-proof jackets ready to see some festivities.  We started out by going into the stadium which reminded us of a football field you might find in Cle-... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Northern Mongolia Trip 2

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Moron, Khovsgol Nuur
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Naadam Festival, part 1

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | Views [2647] | Comments [2]

After a relaxing day in Khatgal (the town by Khovsgol Nuur), we made our way to a little town called Moron, that's right, Moron!  We spent a rather sleepless night there (on account of some rather loquacious dogs)before heading to another lake an 8 hour ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

Gallery: Arrival in UB, Beginning of Northern Trip

Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Ulaanbaatar, Amarbayasgalant Khiid, Khutag Ondor
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Gallery: Zamyn Uud, Mongolia

Sunday, 8 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Zamyn Uud and Train
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Khovsgul Nuur, Mongolia

Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Views [3240]

From Amarbayasgalant, we headed on to Khutag Ondor, and from there we made our way to Khovsgul Nuur (Nuur is Mongolian for lake). Khovsgul is the second largest lake in Mongolia, it has been noted as being the 14th largest lake in the world. So needless ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Amarbayasgalant Khiid, Mongolia

Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | Views [1910]

As things go when travelling, plans changed and we ended up heading to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We tried to get train tickets to Xian which were all sold out, then tried to get train tickets to Ulaanbaatar (thinking we should probably get on our way pretty ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

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