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.