What’s it really like to travel in Mongolia? Some travel tips for first-time backpackers. I’ve just returned from a three week trip to Mongolia. It didn’t exactly go as planned but I had a fantastic time nonetheless. In fact, my seven day tour of the Gobi desert is going into my top ten travel experiences!…… Continue reading From where to sit in a ger to how to eat a buuz – travel tips for Mongolia backpackers
An energetic four hour hike from Fairfield Guesthouse in Tsetserleg, Arkhangai It’s no hardship being trapped for seven days in the beautiful surroundings of Tsetserleg in Arkhangai aimag in Mongolia. I’d managed to escape Ulaanbaatar just before a new seven day travel ban came into force, after the first confirmed coronovirus case in Mongolia was…… Continue reading Yaks, frozen rivers and a picnic lunch – enjoying a hike in the mountains above Tsetserleg in Mongolia
From Terelj National Park to the depths of the Gobi desert – what to expect from a Gobi desert van tour in the winter I was so excited to be out in the Mongolian countryside at last. I’d just experienced five days in Ulaanbaatar, a city on virtual lockdown due to government coronovirus precautions. So…… Continue reading Ger homestays, dramatic sand dunes and ice canyons – a seven day Gobi desert tour in Mongolia
Sights and activities in Ulaanbaatar when everything is closed due to Mongolian government Covid 19 restrictions Well, I was not expecting to have five days trying to amuse myself in a city on lockdown. Arriving in Ulaanbaatar on the Trans Mongolia train I was so excited to cross the border from Russia to Mongolia on…… Continue reading Five days on coronavirus lockdown down in Ulaanbaatar , Mongolia – how to pass the time!
From getting a Russian visa to booking train journeys through Russia – how to plan a Trans-Mongolia train journey independently When I first started planning my Russia to Mongolia train journey I was quite sure it’d be easy enough to do independently. I’ve never used travel agencies or been on a package holiday and I’m…… Continue reading Organising a Trans-Mongolia train journey independently – it’s easier than you might think