Mongolia is not your standard high-class go-to-the-beach and take-it-easy holiday destination. If you like adventurous travel, love nature and are not afraid of some cultural experiences, Mongolia is definitely the place to go. Not convinced yet? These 33 reasons and images will convert you surely.
"Not only that, but it turns out that Pooh was quite right about the Adventure, because Christopher Robin makes a very exciting announcement - they are going to go on an Expedition! Pooh is thrilled to hear that they are going on an Expotition, because he's never really been on one of those. Christopher Robin says that the Expedition will be to find the North Pole, which is just a thing that you discover, no more explanation needed than that really (Pooh has asked for enlightenment)."
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7. Autumnal colors in Terelj National Park will make you weak insideThis park is home to Bert’s Eco Camp, started by this Dutchman and his Mongolian wife. It’s so remotely placed in the park that you need a pick-up by an ox-cart to get you through the rivers and tracks of the last stretch. A little paradise, where you will meet more Dutch than in an Albert Heijn and where the traditional Dutch food will make you remember your grandma.
12. Lenin and Mao are hugging and Mongolia is in the middleBeing placed between the giants Russia and China, the fruits of both nations can be reaped here. This crossing becomes especially apparent when you’re travelling on the Trans-Mongolian railway. Read more on: http://www.megaessays.com/viewpaper/19181.html
13. When going on a tour to explore the country, chances are that you’ll be taken in one of the ‘Russian tractors’Like the one of ours that came with a driver called Mutsj. He would consequently refer to his van as his ‘second wife’. An intimate relationship they had: no secrets for each other and very well adapted to compensate for the other’s shortcomings. The cars look like bad-ass Volkswagen vans and have the suspension of a desert buggy. They lack any modern equipment – which makes it easier to repair when you’re stuck with the first village miles and miles away.
14. In Mongolia it is said that in life you should ride your invisible horse of luck.The invisible horse of luck signifies your personal power - and harnassing it will keep you safe. When arriving in the camp of our second night, it appeared that 3 out of 5 bolts of one of our wheels had come loose and were lost. The other 2 were only barely holding. Shock and awe among the locals, who ensured us that tipping over would have been very probable.
16. You will probably never learn the languageWhich is a good thing if you plan on working on your English or are not too keen on small talk with locals. Mongolian language is very difficult to master. It has the same (Cyrillic) alphabet as Russian. But where Russian pronunciation is really phonetic and therefore makes some sense, Mongolian is extremely difficult to copy and master yourself. Koehandel, however, is an universal thing.
18. The strange things you will encounterPeople jump-starting one car by connecting the battery with 2 thick iron wires to the battery of the other car. No protection whatsoever. And it worked! Another example: the tourist office in UB is located inside a bank, just as café can be found inside the bank’s premises – seemingly unconnected. People getting loans are overlooking the pizzas being served and eaten and vice versa. It’s just weird.