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Winter Blues

The dreaded Mongolian winter has arrived and is here to stay. According to the locals, this winter is the ‘zud’ where heavy snowstorms will be a common occurrence and temperatures will drop to lower than -40 Fahrenheit.   336 more words

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Terelj National Park & Ger Camp: Day One

We didn’t end up going to karaoke last night, it was nice to chill with some prossecco in the hostel and get to know the two new Aussie girls, Sophie and Judy. 1,657 more words

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Day one in Ulaanbaatar

Our honcho Bujuu greeted us at the hostel this morning and briefed us on what we’ll be doing for the next few days in Mongolia. Bujuu works as a guide for… 613 more words

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Border Crossing: Russia to Mongolia

We got a little over excited about our window. We slept nearly all night with it open, me and Florine woke up in the middle of the night absolutely freezing and I managed to wake Tom up to close it. 834 more words

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Both Feet; Lessons in Mongolia

           Mongolia is stranger and more beautiful than my wildest dreams. It is stretching my definition of myself as a traveler and as a human. Yeah, I know, we’re really jumping right in here. 815 more words

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Ger Sweet Ger

We departed Ulaanbaatar at 10am the following morning, after struggling to open the van doors that had frozen shut. It was a 2-hour van drive down to the river, where we would be conveyed by ox cart to have lunch in a ger. 2,824 more words

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