Mongolia!

Posted: June 4, 2014 in Sidequest, Travel

Think lush green grass, Great Plains and not a tree in sight. That’s what hit me when I first arrived in Mongolia. Accompanied by 4 other friends, I did a 4 day tour while the rest of them continued for the full 10 days.

On arrival into the city, I was whisked away to the plains south of ulan bator. It was a few hours drive on the jeep before arriving at an old temple and a mini scared water well.

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The nights were cold as there were little to protect us from the wind in the wide plains. Mongolians stayed in little tents called gers and we had the chance to stay in one too.

Only in Mongolia where you can hear the phrase “this is your ger for tonight” and it sounds perfectly right.

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The trip was punctured with tyre punctures (pun intended). Can’t find a better opportunity to take pictures in the middle of the road!

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There were rock formations that used to be part of the sea…

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And of course camels…

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Glaciers that are melting way too fast because of global warming…

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Countless (and darn adorable) goats…

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And sunsets that would take your breath away…

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The countryside is beautiful, and definitely something you should see once in your life. Although most major roads are still being built, there is transport to and fro for most cities.

Of course this wouldn’t be as fun if not for these 4 great people that made the trip! Here’s one to end it with!

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  1. Mongolia! says:

    […] By macwyn Think lush green grass, Great Plains and not a tree in sight. That’s what hit me when I first Source: Mongolia! […]

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