Newborn foal in Arkhangai aimag

Newborn Foal

Driving in the countryside in May, I saw a little foal that had just been born, possibly less than an hour before we drove past. I was told this was a very rare and auspicious encounter for people from the city like us.

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Bad Road

Can you see where the gaps in the roadway are? Neither could I. Most rural roads in Mongolia have multiple sets of …

This is the town's largest monument.  I'm not sure if it's for the Battle of Khalkhin Gol or to the historic Mongolian - Soviet military partnership, but it's a cool looking monument.

Choibalsan City

On our trip to Mongolia’s eastern aimags we stayed in the town of Choibalsan (in Dornod aimag).  The town has some amazing …

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Most Amazing Statue

This statue is in a war or army memorial in Choibalsan, Dornod, and it is just amazing.  More pictures from Choibolsan to …

3 Million People

Mongolia’s 3 millionth citizen was born this week!  This is big news — the Mongolian media has been anticipating this 3 millionth …

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Eastern Aimags Road Trip

In January we drove to Mongolia’s easternmost aimags (provinces): Dornod and Sukhbaatar. The land we drove through was sparsely populated compared to …

Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding is not a traditional Mongolian activity, but some people have started doing this for the tourists. My verdict: it was …

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Weddings on the Square

I love Mongolia’s central square (Chinggis Square, formerly Sukhbaatar Square, which is what I still think of it as) because there’s usually …

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Lake Huvsgul in August

At the end of August we had family in town and took them to lake Huvsgul (Khuvsgul).  This is the biggest lake …

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Camping in the Summer

This summer for the Naadam holiday we went camping the Orkhon river valley — about a day’s drive from UB.  We visited …