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Country Summary: One Month in Mongolia

Country Summary: One Month in Mongolia

Mongolia 10th July – 6th August 2017 Mongolia is an incredible country which I awmpressively managed to exceeded our already high expectations and provided some unforgettable experiences. The local people were exceptionally friendly, their nomadic culture was unique and unlike anything we have seen before and the steppe was staggeringly beautiful. Alongside this came difficult challenges. Transportation outside the capital was long, the roads were in a bad condition and when no public transport existed you had to rely on…

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Enjoying Mongolia’s National Festival Naadam

Enjoying Mongolia’s National Festival Naadam

On our first day in Mongolia we threw ourselves straight into the countries national festival ‘Naadam’. When we planned the trip this was a key event we really didn’t want to miss as everyone recommends that this is the best time to visit. With this in mind we planned our leaving date so that we would arrive in Mongolia just in time. I am so pleased we made this decision as the festival encompasses the heart of Mongolia culture and…

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7,621km from Moscow to Beijing by Train

7,621km from Moscow to Beijing by Train

So it is only two weeks until Rich and I departĀ on our big trip. Before we leave I wanted to tell you all about the first part on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. You have probably heard of the Trans-Siberian Railway. However a lot of people do not know that there are actually three routes; the Trans-Siberian, the Trans-Mongolian and the Trans-Manchurian. We decided to do the Trans-Mongolian route. This traditionally starts in Moscow. You then travel east across Russia to Ulan…

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