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Final thoughts on Mongolia

I have absolutely loved Mongolia. Every day that I have been here has brought some other great experience, and it’s very hard to imagine how anything else on our trip can top this. I am seriously thinking about coming back, taking a couple of days of vacation after my next work trip to Beijing and finally taking the train to Ulaanbaatar. I could spend a day in the city, see some of the museums I missed this visit, and then fly home through Beijing.

I would really love to do that. Read more

The Choijin Lama Temple Museum

We went to the Choijin Lama Temple museum because we had seen it from our dinner the night before and were curious. I’d read about the temple when researching Ulaanbaatar, but it hadn’t made my list of sights to see.

That was a mistake of impressive porportions. This place is amazing. I think it should be at the top of every tourist list. Read more

Impressions of Ulaanbaatar

The plane stayed low enough and the clouds sparse enough that we could see ground from the window for most of the flight from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar. For the first 20 minutes or so I marvelled at the expanse of mountains, which seemed neverending. I imagined being on a train, snaking through those mountains towards Mongolia. It must be beautiful. Read more

Hotels (in which Carrie learns she is way too old for hostels)

I mentioned the name of the hotel we stayed in while in Beijing a couple of times: The HuLu Hotel. The HuLu Hotel was wonderful. It’s in a central location, tucked away down one of the hutongs. Staying there, I really felt at home in Beijing. Read more