Land of blue sky December 14th 2008 We're back in Ulan Bator after our adventure in the Mongolian countryside....
We spent every night of the trip with nomadic family. This country is incredible- 50% of the population are nomadic or semi-nomadic- living in round felt 'gers' (yurts) and moving four times each year with the seasons. The rest of the population lives in U.B. which is really weird as there are basically no tarmac road ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Gobi Desert 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
We're travelling from the UK to China to take up a teaching post in Shandong Province from Jan-Sept 09. We leave the UK in November 08 and fly to Tallinn, Estonia. We then cross the boarder in to Russia and travel to St. Petersburg then Moscow where we'll set off on the Trans-Siberian Railway. At Lake Baikal we will head south through Mongolia; arriving in Beijing by Christmas. In January we will make our way to Zibo where we will be teaching English until September.
We'll try and keep our blog up to date. Hope you enjoy reading it!
Update: We have a new job and we're staying in China ... full info