Gorkhi Terelj National Park is considered one of the most beautiful parts of Mongolia and it's only a short 55km drive from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
After an incredible week exploring Central Mongolia in the sun and snow, it was time to head south to visit the famous Gobi Desert. If you're expecting nothing but endless sand dunes you'll be disappointed, but once you realise how much this vast and almost completely deserted part of the country has to offer you'll... Continue Reading →
While Mongolia is famous for the vast Gobi Desert, it's not all there is to see by a long shot. Picture endless steppe, rolling hills, lakes and rivers, dotted with herds of wild horses and ger camps. It's beautiful, dramatic and deserted. I joined a 15-day tour from Ulaanbaatar through Golden Gobi for $535 and... Continue Reading →
I love exploring new cities when I get the chance. There's always something to see and do, enough to keep you busy for weeks! At least, that's what I thought until I got to Ulaanbaatar.
Mongolia is one of those countries that's on everybody's bucket list, but not many people actually seem to visit. For those travellers on a budget, it's an expensive destination because it's almost impossible to get around with public transport (it doesn't really exist outside of the capital city), so you'll need to book a tour.... Continue Reading →
Depending on your route, time schedule and goals, you could spend anything from a few hours to 7 days on the train. My longest was a 57-hour journey from Vladimir to Krasnoyarsk, followed immediately by a 17-hour journey to Irkutsk, and thankfully I was well prepared. Here's everything you need to know, and what you... Continue Reading →
If you take the train regularly at home you might not even have to think about planning your journeys past choosing your departure time and destination. If only it was that easy to ride the Trans Mongolian. I first had the idea to ride one of the longest railways in the world while I was... Continue Reading →
Mongolia seems to be one of those countries that everybody wants to visit, but few people do. In fact, I don't think I've met anyone in real life who has actually been! Luckily there are a ton of travel blogs I can get inspiration from, and I can't wait to cross it off my bucket... Continue Reading →