We drove about 50 km outside Ulaan Bataar to a national park. First stop on our way was a shaman shrine. This was the third time for me to wish for good luck in one day. We did it together: I placed a wish(es) and we walked around clockwise 3 times. We both picked up…
Good morning Ulaan Bataar 6 am – first Buddha / great experience
We arrived early in the morning. Needless to say that I slept well after our little “border-action”. A smiling Oogii picked me up. Our first stop was to see a Buddha, it was nice but I guess it was more to bridge the time for a restaurant to open. Once done we drove to the…
Mongolia – a few facts / like being in school again
The country counts 3 million inhabitants, 1 million are in the capital, 90% are Buddhists, they love eating meat, vegetarians are increasing in number which is a very big thing considering that eating vegetable isn’t really in people’s mind set. I had my fist milk tea with salt – the second tasted already better. Amazing…
Aufwiedersehen Mongolia – China I am coming
For sure I am coming back! Desert and highlands and many more things to explore… Had a magnificent time….
Mongolian Border – local party mile / German style
We decided to explore the neighborhood as we had to bridge 4 hours. The Original plan was to go to a restaurant which according to the sign was 500 meter away….. After walking for some time we arrived at the second sign: Cafe 500 meter … We kept on walking until other travelers walked towards us:…
Compartment Number 5 – smoothing in
Who would have thought that we – yes you are right noticing the difference I am no longer alone as I decided to become part of the traveling crowd – traveling in a German train. First it was cold like hell and now it’s hot that one could walk around in flip flops and shorts….
Mongolia – on my way
……. It’s cold, the wind is blowing through the window….. Water for tea is boiled with fire /charcoal….. no restaurant on board but lovely red curtains … Hmmmmm Maybe it’s not that bad after all, that this trip is “only” 32 hours ….. More tomorrow 🙂 Gute Nacht.