Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mongolia, Part 2

Part 1.

After leaving the Lotus Children's center, we spent one night in Ulaanbaatar at the Lotus Guesthouse, then set off on our bus journey towards the Arkhangai province. Before we left, I spotted an incredibly cute baby with a woman by the road and naturally, I had to get a photograph.

We arrived in Karakorum late on the first night, which meant that our visit to the Erdenne Zuu monastery was postponed until morning.

I didn't mind so much, because it meant that I got these lovely sunny photographs!



Erdenne Zuu is a working Buddhist monastery, so we saw a few monks around chanting and praying. There were also some really interesting frescoes and artefacts- it's well worth a visit if you're nearby.


On day two of our bus trip, we stopped in Tsetserleg at the Fairfields cafe, a seemingly random but lovely British cafe, run by an expat couple who cook full English breakfasts and stock copies of The Week, which is a great English news magazine.

On the third night, we finally arrived at Khishig's Horse camp, a horse trekking ger camp set on the shores of the Great White Lake on top of a beautiful set of lava fields.

And the next day, our trek began.

But that's another story.


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