Day #81: Terelj National Park June 23rd 2013 Because of its proximity to Ulaanbaatar - only about an hour's drive - Terelj National Park is touristy, in fact the first part of Mongolia I have been to that could really be described as such. Ger camps are as frequent as hotels in the city, lined up one after the other, and I even saw one where some of the gers, on closer inspection, turned out to be be made of concrete. Maybe for people wh ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Terelj 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
I have quit my job, said au revoir to my family and friends, taken a deep breath, and set off on the trip of a lifetime: the Trans-Siberian railway.
This blog is a way of keeping myself amused during the long time away and, of course, keeping in touch with aforementioned and much-missed friends and family!... full info