Yet again, the land of the Big Blue Sky did not disappoint! Working with young children at a day care centre on the edge of the capital ulaanbataar, trekking and camping across the Arkhangai steppes,
Mongolia’s culture, friendly people, it’s great outdoors, incredible history and many climates give the traveller an experience that touches, teases, tingles and tempts every sense and all your thinking. I left with a feeling of completeness; knowing more about myself and my purpose in life than ever before. I found many friends and a people I give the greatest respect to; nomadic animal lovers, some Buddhist, a few shaman, all family led, in a sometimes harsh environment that can drop to 40 below in winter, or 40 above in the gobi but stunningly beautiful all the same. I shall return soon for further explorations across the great steppes of Mongolia – land of the big blue sky….
Many thanks to chris and Saruul of go wilderness mongolia for their support, experience and incredible knowledge.
Travelling across the Gobi desert on the trans Siberian railway, I entered China and headed to Beijing. What a difference a day makes. My stay included a trip to the Ming tombs of Nanjing, tasting proper Chinese tea and a visit to the incredible jade carvers.
A visit to the great wall was equally impressive…taking the cable car up and the toboggan run down! Bodaling is 70kms north of Beijing and easily accessible.