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Mongolia


The Travel Bug Has Hit: Trans-Siberian Express Anyone?

It hit about two days ago. I was sat in front of the television watching a show about people who couldn’t understand why they were putting on weight and then... Read More

Travel Post by Way Out Far on the 24-04-14


Destination Travel Guide: Untouched Mongolia

Given its sparse population, it’s no coincidence that most of Mongolia’s beautiful expanse remains in pristine condition. Although much of the sprawlin g landscape consists of the Eurasian Steppe, it borders... Read More

Travel Post by PhotoFly Travel Club on the 13-12-13


The Longest Night

After Zac’s epic and terrifying reaction to Stemetil, I am now quietly confident that everything that could go wrong already has. After a refreshing cigarette or five, I locate the floor... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 06-11-13


What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Union hospital stands tower-high among the green hills of the Sha Tin district in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Jungle winds between luxury condos, car lights wend their way to glittering... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 04-11-13


Air Ambulance to Hong Kong

It would be a strange — or very wealthy — person who wasn’t excited about travelling on a private jet. Sure, in our case, said private jet is an air ambulance,... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 01-11-13


Emergency Medical Evacuation – Less Fast than You Think

Before Zac broke his arm, I’d assumed that emergency medical evacuation was, well, a fast process. You know. Just look at those three words: “emergency medical evacuation”. It sounds like something... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 29-10-13


Trailer: Camels Are Never Cold

Camels Are Never Cold from Simply Beauty Production. “This is the story of a freeski mountaineering expedition to the Tavan Bogd mountain range in Mongolia. With Liz Kristoferitsch, Melissa Presslaber, Michael Mayrhofer and... Read More

Travel Post by Go Backpacking on the 25-10-13


Pizza, X-Rays and the Waiting Game

The ambulance driver indicates I should buckle my seatbelt, which seems a little conservative of him until he hits the road. More than half the population of Mongolia lives in Ulaanbaatar,... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 24-10-13


Helicopter Evac – Way to Go!

Morning dawns and both Zac and I are quite childishly excited about the prospect of a helicopter evac. You see, neither of us have actually been on a helicopter before, although... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 22-10-13


Our First Encounter with Healthcare in Mongolia

The jeep rolls up the hill, and the doctor emerges, with a metal box of tricks. She’s a slight, friendly woman in her 30s: I like her immediately. “Painkilling injection!”... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 15-10-13


The Doctor is Called

Like all good travelling families headed to remote parts of developing countries, Zac and I are packing a medical kit stuffed to the gunnels with treatments for pretty much every eventuality... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 13-10-13


Disaster Strikes

We know it’s going to be a brutal ride out from the reindeer people – six full days, seven hours a day, riding fast as we can over the boggy terrain.And... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 12-10-13


The Tsaatan: Mongolia’s Reindeer People

The temperature drops at least 15°C as we head up into the taiga, the home of the Tsaatan, Mongolia’s reindeer people, the focus of our long horseback journey, the point at... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 08-10-13


A Narrow Escape – and a River WASH!

As we set out from Tsagaannuur, I mount my horse. Eleven days in, I’ve got the routine down pat. Tight hold on the reins, rein hand on the saddle, whip hand... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 03-10-13


Charon the Ferryman and Tsagaannuur

In news from the department of the bleeding obvious, drinking horse dung juice, even mixed with vodka, has not improved Maahar’s tummy. He heads back to Renchilkhumbe to visit both a... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 28-09-13


Way to Treat a Stomach Bug, Dude

The ger we are visiting belongs to Baatar’s sister, and a second sister is visiting. As is a young man so drunk his eyes are scarlet and teary, an absolutely charming... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 25-09-13


The One Where I Almost Get a Shower

I am more than a little discombobulated when a bunch of other tourists show up at the best ger ever, and make camp.Despite the fact that our pup tent is barely... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 22-09-13


Best… Ger… EVER

This is the view from the best ger ever, a herd of horses passing by, untrimmed manes trailing in the breeze. It is, in fact, the classic Mongolian ger. And this... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 13-09-13


Crossing the Pass — and Mongolian Horses

The mountains that divide Khovsgol Nuur from the Darkhad Depression aren’t terribly mountainous. They’re misty, sure, and a little forbidding, but rather rounded compared to the jagged and snowclad peaks that... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 04-09-13


On Khovsgol Nuur

There’s a pleasant rhythm to a long journey, and within an hour or so we’re in it: spotting the different types of wildflowers, keeping an eye on a dog that has... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 02-09-13


Horses and Khatgal

“When I was 17,” Ganbaa explains, “I was a wrestler. And a group of us went to Russia, wrestling. There were no tall buildings in Ulaanbaatar at the time, and so,... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 26-08-13


12 Reasons I Love Mongolia

Isolation In the least densely populated country on earth, expect big, empty, silent landscapes, huge skies and a sense of incredible space. Off the beaten track in Mongolia, you can travel for... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 17-08-13


A Town Named Moron

Mörön sits in a swirl of grubby sand, backed by jagged mountains, giving onto plains grazed to a fine yellow stubble. It’s an epic setting for a Wild West town. Sadly, Siwa... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 12-08-13


Adventures in Mongolian Public Transport

We leave a sunny Ulaanbaatar on the night train to Erdenet, because we’re on our way to Khatgal to see the reindeer people and it seems like a good idea to... Read More

Travel Post by EscapeArtistes on the 11-08-13


My Kind of Souvenir (The Wrong Kind?)

this also occurred to me today: besides clothes — i’m a sucker for fast fashion stores abroad — i bring home odd items…but at least i get some use out of... Read More

Travel Post by Wanderlusty on the 23-07-13


More Details on Mongolia on My First Ever Guest Post

the great people at The Flight Deal (nay, amazing people — many trips this year are thanks to them!) asked me to do a tips/tricks write-up on my Mongolia experience. if you’re... Read More

Travel Post by Wanderlusty on the 22-07-13


Pictures from Thailand and Mongolia

i’ve gone back to not bothering with retouching and jazzing up of photos — ain’t nobody got time for that! but here are a couple of choice pictures from my Bangkok... Read More

Travel Post by Wanderlusty on the 20-07-13


A Naadam Brain Dump — Tips and Recs

so you secured your Naadam tickets (or even if you didn’t — spoiler [and surprise!], the only thing you need a ticket for is the wrestling matches — read on) but... Read More

Travel Post by Wanderlusty on the 12-07-13


Adventures in the Countryside Surrounding Ulaanbaatar

danger, will robinson i’m going to begin this travelogue with a warning to those thinking about car travel in Mongolia: For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood... Read More

Travel Post by Wanderlusty on the 10-07-13


A Quick Note If You’re Thinking About Traveling to Mongolia

the note: DO YOUR PLANNING, ESPECIALLY DURING THE NAADAM HOLIDAY two things prompted this short entry: i was told the hostel i’m staying at could get Naadam tickets for me, Naadam being the main... Read More

Travel Post by Wanderlusty on the 09-07-13