#96 Journey Home Part 1 Taizhou to Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia

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July 10th 2008
Published: November 9th 2008
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Well here I am finally with the beginning of my fantastic 5 or so month adventure back to Oz after leaving Taizhou on June 17. I have set myself a challenge to reduce my carbon foot print as much as possible by travelling mainly by train. Originally, I had allowed myself just one flight and that is for my final leg from San Diego to Brisbane. However, my plan to take a "cheap" passage with a con... Read Full Entry

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Erlian 4

My hotel sporting it's trilingual signage. Most businesses in Erlian have Chinese script, Mongolian Cyrillic and Sanskrit giving a hint of its historical past. In addition the hotel had its name in Pinyin (romanized Chinese) as well- so I guess that makes it a fourth language!
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Erlian 5

Local railway station was just across the street. Very convenient- especially with all my luggage!
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This Mongolian restaurant is apparently famous for its food, but Alex and I preferred to eat at the simple outside BBQ cafes just around the corner. (Sorry, photos didn't turn out!)
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Zaamin Uud 1

Porters ready to transport the traders goods at Zaamin Uud.
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Zaamin Uud 2

Even in this tiny place, there's a KTV (Karaoke) lounge!
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Zaamin Uud 3

One of the main residential streets!
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Zaamin Uud 4

New shopping "plaza"!
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Zaamin Uud 6

My train companions to Ulaan Baatar.
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Zaamin Uud 7

Always room for more!
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Zaamin Uud 8

Not for those who need privacy!

9th November 2008

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G'day Treadie, Your pics and stories are great - look forward to each installment. It will be great to have you back in Oz but will miss the blogs. On On Bushie
9th November 2008

Love your travel adventures, looking forward to the next episode.
10th November 2008

You beautie Treadie!...
Sue What fabulous little adventures you are enjoying!... As you know I was at Jinan Uni Intensive Mandarin Nov/Dec 2008 so I can relate to your PR China experiences. I have the past five weeks hashed PI Nash Hash La Union ,10th Mekong Indochina at Sukhothai with Chiangmai and Laos post lubes. Went to Pattaya and enjoyed a Bangkok Nonthaburi Men's run with Bimbo... Tonight thankfully off home to recuperate ON On KUNTFOO
17th November 2008

You Go Girl
Can't wait to see you and hear all about your adventures in San Diego. On On
25th November 2008

Greetings from Taizhou Teachers College
So happy to hear you are doing well. How quickly time passes, and we are almost at the end of another semester here at TTC. It is getting much cooler, and soon it is time for the long-johns. I think of you often, and miss you much here. Wish you continued joys in your travels, and look forward to your photos from your extensive journey West. Have a happy Thanksgiving in the USA. Love, Hans
27th June 2009

Liked your cool pics and adventurous stories!!!!

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