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"street children" Ulaanbaatar Warnings Or Dangers Tip by mprevot

Ulaanbaatar Warnings and Dangers: 18 reviews and 10 photos

it's sad to say, but we didn't feel safe in the streets of ulan bator, especially when it's getting dark.

watch out for the street kids! they beg and they like to touch you and your bags. they run after you and won't let go. i just caught a little boy silently opening the zipper of my backpack while i was walking down the street. it happens that bags are cut open with a knife while you're carrying it!

in the city centre, these kids are everywhere, mostly boys. a friend of mine had to run away, when a group of 15y.old boys wanted to confront and trouble her.

don't give them any money, because they just buy drugs, cigarettes and alcohol with it. if you wanna help them, it's better to give them directly some food.

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  • Written May 28, 2004
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