August 29th, 20114 Comments, 2AWAY, MONGOLIA, PEOPLE, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY, by Masha.
August 28th, 2011No Comments, LANDSCAPES, MONGOLIA, TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY, by Masha.
After spending 7 days on the way in the Gobi desert, both of us got quite tired. Big distances, long hours of driving, mostly flat and deserted landscape… we felt we needed a change before leaving Mongolia. We wanted to spend more time on one place, enjoy some green scenery and, if possible, do some horseback riding, which we quite enjoyed on Olkhon island in Russia. Due to its proximity to UB and beautiful landscapes, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park seemed to be the best solution and we happily signed up for a short trip (only 2 nights).
August 25th, 2011No Comments, LANDSCAPES, MONGOLIA, TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY, by Masha.
Mongolia is a very big country with beautiful, unspoiled countryside. It offers everything one wishes for: mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, desert, etc, etc. Independent travel in the country is quite a challenge due to the poor infrastructure, infrequent public transportation and almost complete absence of roads, however, many tour companies in Ulaanbaatar organise trips to almost every corner. After giving it some thought, we decided to go for the Gobi first to experience something that we for sure can’t find back home – the desert!
August 22nd, 2011No Comments, CITIES, MONGOLIA, TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY, by Masha.
After spending 4 weeks in Russia we were very much looking forward to crossing the border to the next country on our Trans-Siberian route – Mongolia! We took a bus from our last stop in Russia, Ulan-Ude, directly to Ulaanbaatar. The ride took almost 12 hours but saved us quite some money, was not so tiring as expected and made a great preview of Mongolian nature