"Mongolia" Mongolia by archan4698

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Its big, varied and open

Mongolia is now open for tourists, well since about 1990 it has been, but more and more they are encouraging tourists, and backpackers to visit.

The winter is very harsh, -30 is the usual, -50 or -60 happens as well.
Most of mongolian life is centered on the land still, from their customs, economy, to beliefs.

Most of Mongolia is semi flat steppe, more like rolling low hills, with larger hills and mountains in the West(Bayan Oglii) and hills in the north in Bulgan, Selenge,etc.

Mongolians are in general very very friendly and curious about foreign visitors. The further you get from the city, the more stares and "hello's" you will get from childern.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Few Visitors! On the Trans-siberan railway, Expansive nature as far as the eyes can see.
  • Cons:communication is difficult
  • In a nutshell:An Adventure, Still a Nomadic Culture, unique
  • Last visit to Mongolia: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Apr 1, 2004
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  • planxty's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2006 at 5:54 AM

    Very well-written and informative tips, especially the drinking one! fergy.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2005 at 6:29 PM

    NIce pics!

  • mizzzthanggg's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2005 at 7:18 PM

    great tips!! so informative and varied. would love to horseride my way around mongolia too ;))) thanks for dropping by my kl page, when were u here?

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2005 at 10:48 AM

    Interesting look at Mongolian culture. I learned a lot. Happy Birthday!

  • travelnurse21's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2005 at 4:46 AM

    Wow. Mongolia seems fascinating. Great job on this page! By the way, hello in filipino is "kumusta?". ~Avery

  • Travelchili's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 4:37 AM

    Great page on Mongolia. I would love to visit one day as well. When I looked through your pictures, some of the reminded me a bit of Kyrgyzstan. Cheers!

  • greg_ocean's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2004 at 12:59 PM

    Great stuff Patrick, Thanks for the tips and fotos.

  • BorderHopper's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2004 at 10:22 AM

    I really enjoyed reading thru your pages on Mongolia....especially since this is one place I'd really like to visit. Great travelouges!

  • tzuki's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2004 at 5:55 PM

    Hiya, in which way you think Communication is difficult in Mongolia, just because the language? thanks!

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2004 at 12:38 PM

    Interesting page, nice pics :)


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