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HASHTAG CHEESE & BEER: ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA

By MARINA

Before I left to Gobi Desert, I drank beer prayering for my safe trip in this ‘Hashtag cheese & beer’. This cafe seemed to be filled with local youngers everyday. Maybe here’s one of the hot spots among them. The price isn’t cheap, but good mood seems to amuse their guests. Not only their stylish atmosphere but their unique menu the younger come…

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PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 6)

By MARINA

May 5 2017/ Blue Sky & Tempestuous  The sky was so clear, but still cold outside. After breakfast we said good bye to nomad life and left for White stupa (Tsagaan Suvraga). More than 10,000 years ago, here was a big sea. After the sea dried up, a valley appeared with many glacis and escarpments. The wind and the rain for a long time…

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PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 5)

By MARINA

May 4, 2017/ Blue Sky -> Stormy -> Snowstorm -> Gale Our journey was nearing its end.  After the breakfast, we aimed to reach the town. In this place, we’d take shower and have a lunch.  We had a short time to explore this small town, because the shower shop hadn’t opened yet. We visited a local temple. There were several pagodas and a big…

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PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 4)

By MARINA

May 3, 2017/ Stormy -> Snow   I had woken up because of the coldness. But it was OK because it was almost the time I should have gotten up. I went out from my sleeping bag, and prepared my backpack. Before breakfast we must have accomplished a tough tough tough task. (Of course this challenge was not mandatory.) The mission was…

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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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