Mongolia part 2

Imagine riding Lands End to John O Groats without touching tarmac. That’s Mongolia.

At 1,564,116 square kilometres (603,909 sq mi), Mongolia is the 19th largest and the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, with a population of around 2.9 million people, of which 45% live in the capital Ulaanbaatar. It is also the world’s second-largest landlocked country after Kazakhstan. The country contains very little arable land, as much of its area is covered by steppe, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south.   Approximately 30% of the population are nomadic or semi-nomadic.DSC01404DSC01439

Ian climbing out from our campsite

Ian climbing out from our campsite

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I thought we were in Scotland

I thought we were in Scotland

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Wild camel's

Wild camel’s

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The cafe

The cafe

The waitress's

The waitress’s

Freshly cooked somosa's

Freshly cooked somosa’s

Feed  me

Feed me

Freshly cooked somosa

Freshly cooked somosa

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Notice the solar panel and satellite dish by the ger in the middle of nowhere

Notice the solar panel and satellite dish by the ger in the middle of nowhere

The owner of the ger and his daughter

The owner of the ger and his daughter

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Another great rough camp.

Another great rough camp.

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Campsite sunset, what a way to end the day

Campsite sunset, what a way to end the day

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Russian bikers heading the opposite way, the first bikers we'd seen for ages

Russian bikers heading the opposite way, the first bikers we’d seen for ages

Bulgan hotel and our first cold beer for several days

Bulgan hotel and our first cold beer for several days

Delicious cold beer on the steps of the Hotel Bulgan

Delicious cold beer on the steps of the Hotel Bulgan

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We parked the b ikes inside the bar of the Bulgan Hotel as a foreingner had their bike stolen ehre recently

We parked the b ikes inside the bar of the Bulgan Hotel as a foreingner had their bike stolen ehre recently

Oasis guesthouse in Ulaanabaatar

Oasis guesthouse in Ulaanabaatar

oasis guesthouse, a reall meeting point for many travellers

oasis guesthouse, a reall meeting point for many travellers

Zimi and Uwe at Oasis.

Zimi and Uwe at Oasis.

My new job as a shop keeper

My new job as a shop keeper

We went to the top to celebrate our arrival in Ulaanbaatar

We went to the top to celebrate our arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Out with Geoff from Kudu Expeditions and Alex from Poland

Out with Geoff from Kudu Expeditions and Alex from Poland

Downtown Ulaanbaatar

Downtown Ulaanbaatar

Downtown Ulaanbaatar, a real contrast to the rest of the country

Downtown Ulaanbaatar, a real contrast to the rest of the country

My bike stripped and in the crate ready for transport home

My bike stripped and in the crate ready for transport home

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2 Comments

    • Shaun

      Thanks Steve for your comments and sorry to hear about your shoulder, hope you make a full recovery. Cheers Shaun

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