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Surviving the chaos

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When you enter Mongolia, you have to forget all your good manners. Spitting on the street is usual as long as elbowing others to enter on a bus. You are not likely to offer your seat to a mother with his/her child, but you will offer to carry the baby. Throwing garbagge on the street is more than normal and driving carelessly is totally acceptable. Strange country, isn't it? But apart from this, Mongolia has probably the most beautiful landscapes along the Trans-Siberian line. Nomadic people are very friendly, the Buddhist temples are beautiful and the countryside is fantastic!
Of course you need to have a strong stomach to stand some habits. But then again, it's a third world country - what to expect?
I had a wonderful night at a ger camp in Gorkhi Terelj National Park - only sounds of nature. Got to know a little bit more about Nomadic traditions: constructions of gers, Mongolian food and habits... These are the most fantastic experiences one can get from a journey.
Tomorrow I am spending my last day in Mongolia.

Posted by Billabongirl 08:18 Archived in Mongolia

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