Category: Mongolia

  • Where I Slept: Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia?Hohhot, China

    Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia?Hohhot, China (overnight train) | 14 July, 2006 | $39.76 (train ticket) The train from Ulaan Batar, Mongolia to Beijing, China was booked weeks in advance but I had no trouble getting a ticket to Hohhot, China. I enjoyed Beijing during Phase I of my trip but it made more sense to head […]

  • Where I Slept: Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

    Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia | 10 July, 2006 | $5 USD This was my third (and last) time back in Mongolia’s capital and finally time for The Naadam Festival! This is the busiest time of the year in the capital and I had booked this bed months in advance?one of only a handful of times I […]

  • Where I Slept: Erdenedalay, Mongolia

    Erdenedalay, Mongolia | 7 July, 2006 | $3.33 USD The last night in The Gobi Desert and a really nice family to stay with. The owner’s children were running around play fighting among the rusted out remains of old cars surrounding the ger. She even found a toilet seat and constructed a “Western-style” toilet in […]

  • Where I Slept: Bayanzag, Mongolia

    Bayanzag, Mongolia | 6 June, 2006 | $3.33 USD Still in the middle of nowhere. My van-mates played frisbee in the desert while I sat behind the ger watching the sun set and drawing in my journal. There was an amazing thunderstorm this night and my driver caught and tormented a poor baby hedgehog. This […]

  • Where I Slept: Hongoryn Els, Mongolia

    Hongoryn Els, Mongolia | 5 July, 2006 | $2.50 USD This group of gers was at the base of some sand dunes which we rode camels on. The camels don’t really go on the sand dunes which is a shame, because walking on the sand dunes is much harder than walking to the sand dunes. […]

  • Where I Slept: Dalanzadgad, Mongolia

    Dalanzadgad, Mongolia | 4 July 2006 | $3.33 USD Dalanzadgad?the big city in the Gobi! This is the only time during our 8-day trip that we were able to take a shower (at the public bath house for $0.67). The shower felt great but walking back to the house through the dusty streets left me […]

  • Where I Slept: Tsagaan Suvarge, Mongolia

    Tsagaan Suvarg, Mongolia | 3 July 2006 | $3.33 USD Night two on my Gobi Desert trip was a stop with a family that felt like the middle of nowhere and going to the bathroom in the middle of the night was pretty scary if you didn’t keep your bearings and head back in the […]

  • Where I Slept: S?m Kh?kh Burd, Mongolia

    S?m Kh?kh Burd, Mongolia | 2 July 2006 | $5 USD This was our first stop on my second van trip around Mongolia with five strangers?this time through the Gobi Desert (skip ahead and read the entire trip report here if you like). After 9 hours driving from Ulaan Bataar we almost didn’t make it […]

  • Where I Slept: Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

    Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia | 1 July 2006 | $5 USD I made this hostel my home base in-between trips to the countryside. I had a number of different rooms, this being a typical dorm room you’ll see in Mongolia. The cost included a breakfast which was basically just tea and toast in the kitchen. If […]

  • Where I Slept: Ambarbayasgalant Khiid, Mongolia

    Ambarbayasgalant Khiid, Mongolia | 27 June 2006 | $3 USD This was the first town we’d seen in a while, the second monastery of the 10-day trip and it was a bit of a detour off of the paved road we’d been driving on. Because of its remote location nestled between hills it was one […]