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Onto the Steppe

MONGOLIA | Thu, 11 Sep 2014 | By daveonhols | Views [347]

Crossing the border to Mongolia was a hum drum affair, enlivened only marginally by the changing of the train's wheels for the wider Mongolian tracks.  A young, cheerful Chinese lady collected our passports, a few people bought cheap booze, and ... Read more >

Tags: ger, grassland, mongolia, nomad, steppe, train, ub, ulaan baator

My Scholarship entry - Seeing the world through other eyes

WORLDWIDE | Sat, 17 Mar 2012 | By foot21583 | Views [451] | Scholarship Entry

Travelling through the South Gobi in Mongolia, ironically I saw that in a way, the nomadic rural lifestyle helps breed more “neighbourliness” and social bonding than in a cramped city. Utilizing camels instead of jeeps, we had to stay overnight ... Read more >

Tags: camel, desert, ger, gobi, mongolia, nomad family, tent, travel writing scholarship 2012

My Travel Writing Scholarship 2011 entry (My Big Adventure)

MONGOLIA | Sat, 5 Feb 2011 | By tomczaban | Views [1045] | Scholarship Entry

The roads in Ulan Bator were choked with traffic. The streets were flecked with women flogging boiled sweets. Children with smudged faces dodged legs and begged for cash. Power-cuts were frequent and unacknowledged. Men loitered in the darkness, burgling shoppers ... Read more >

Tags: #2011writing, ger, horse riding, mongolia, nomads, terelj national park, travel writing scholarship 2011

 

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