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UB in the distance  
   

UB in the distance

From the train you can see the city and the countryside surrounding all sides.
Galloping on the Steppe

July 9th 2008
Its been an amazing few days. After leaving Lake Baikal we had another 2 nights on the train to get to Ulaan Baatar (UB). The border crossing into Mongolia took almost 10 hours, which was frustrating to say the least. We spent the first 4 hours just sat in the baking heat on the Russian side waiting for the officials to arrive, and when they did they were unsmiling, abrupt and very rude. The stran ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Ulaanbaatar

Mongolian Flag The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually ... ... read more
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