Monthly Archives : May 2017

PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 3)

By MARINA

May 2, 2017/ Sunny -> Windy We drove almost 170 kilometers to Khongor sand dunes. We went to see the Flaming Cliffs on our way to sand dunes. This site is very famous for the fossil remains of dinosaur eggs. In the 1922 American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews found the evidence that dinosaurs lived here. Since then lots of scientific…

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PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 2)

By MARINA

  May 1, 2017/ Sunny We drove long long distance (almost 420 kilometers) and departed for Bayanzag. We stopped by an ancient religious complex on the way to Bayanzag. Here is situated about 20 km south of the town of Saikhan Ovoo. Unfortunately this complex had been completely destroyed during anti-religious purges. This complex was consisted of monastery, temples, pagodas and so on.…

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PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 1)

By MARINA

May isn’t the best season for tourism. But I have enough time to explore the Gobi Desert. So I decided visiting Mongolia in the spring of 2017.  Spring was just coming, and the temperature was getting high. Mongolian says that the weather of spring is changeable like women’s feelings. Sometimes it becomes hot, on the other hand it’s snowing. In fact…

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TOUR OPERATOR “KHONGOR EXPEDITION” IN ULAN BATOR, MONGOLIA

By MARINA

Are you plannig to go to Gobi Desert? All you need to do in order to get there and enjoy that huge desert is just joining the tour. I have an information about a good tour operator. When I went there, I used “Khongor Expedition”. They have their office near Nomin department store, one of the landmarks in Ulaanbaatar (UB). I think…

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RECIPE: MONGOLIAN “KHORHOC”

By MARINA

When I visited Mongolian nomad family, they served Khorhoc. The recipe is quite a simple. But it was tasty. We all circled around the dining table and ate it. It was a nice and joyful time. I miss Mongolia…   SERVES COOKING TIME depending on the amount of the ingredients 1.5 hour  INGREDIENTS lamb meat salt vegetables (onion, potato, carrot) hot stone…

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LET’S GO TO THE NASA’S BIG LIBRARY

By MARINA

I was so exited, when I heard the news about NASA. On March 28, 2017, they announced the launch of digital archive library, “NASA Image and Video Library”. Through this site, we can see more than 140,000 NASA images, videos and audio files. We can not only enjoy seeing the images, but download and use them in our personal sites like this blog.…

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PERFECT FACE MASK FOR TRAVEL

By MARINA

What’s your carry-on essentials? Passport, credit card, smart phone, flight ticket, backpack and cloth, purse and… yourself! Once I traveled only with passport, money and smartphone.I could be a minimalist. But in many cases it seems to be something different.  In order to enjoy outdoor activities, like scuba diving, camel riding, trekking in the mountain, well-used gears are necessary. In order to protect my skin from…

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SAKURA IS EVERYTHING

By MARINA

Japanese love SAKURA, cherry blossom, much more than you expected. For Japanese Sakura comes before everything. I think that we Japanese suffer from SAKURA decease. In this spring season, Sakura can determine the place where Japanese goes on weekends. Japanese choose travel destination depending on the existence of Sakura. Japanese go to see Sakura regardless of day and night. The…

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