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Mongolia, Visited country # 49 with my Colombian passport and my own money (if the number helps here) an incredible place.

Sunset in Kharakhorin
Sunset in Kharakhorin

I planned this trip since long ago. Im now 32 ( i only remember that number when i have to tell my age) I have dreamed with mongolia since i was 20, maybe because it sounds like  a far far place, like french Polynesia or Siberia or Iceland, places I dream with. I didnt want to enjoy Mongolia, i just wanted to be here. Im now in a train from Sainshand to Ulanbataar…

We spend 1 night in Sainshand, a small town 5 hours north of the chinese border, We reached Mongolia via a 12 hour bus from Beining to Erlian, the Chinese border. And we had reached Beijing by train, from our home in Zibo.

Mongolia, a country without fences.
Mongolia, a country without fences.
mongolia (40)Mongolia id full of dramatic landscapes, open spaces and long intervals of nature, not a single house, road or fence. Animals are all free, Locas  told me animals return every night to their ownes so they dont need fences. Ox, caws, lamb all share the huge plain of mongolia.
Dessert in Mongolia
Dessert in Mongolia
mongolia (35)Landscapes in Mongolia are great, some of the most beautiful contrasts I have ever seen. Grass, plains, mountains, dessert, rivers in an immense open space.
BMX in Sainshand, Mongolia
BMX in Sainshand, Mongolia
a Monk lyes in the street in UlaanBataar, I examine him but I knew he was allright.
a Monk lyes in the street in UlaanBataar, I examine him but I knew he was allright.

UlaanBataar was all I expected and more. A traditional but vibrant city, with modern areas and all the Russian-Asian feeling. The main temple is beautiful, the food is delicious with a lot of meat, the sense of culture is great too, concerts and art mixed with traditional customs and very kind people.

Trans siberian train and Stray dogs
Trans siberian train and Stray dogs

In mongolia…

We took a train from china to the Gobi desert.
We visited a energy center monastery in Gobi desert
We drunk a lot of horse milk, normal or fermented
We visited ulanbataar
Climbed a unfinished 10f building to take a picture

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