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Day 23: Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar (August 16th)

Day 23: Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar (August 16th) *photos to come later* I frustratingly woke up to my brother Jamie knocking at my ger at 6:15 am despite the plan being to meet at 8am for breakfast. Despite today supposed to be a day for sleeping in he diced to knock at my door because he…
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Day 22: Ancient Capital Kharkhorin (August 15th)

Day 22: Ancient Capital Kharkhorin (August 15th) *photos to come later* To say I slept poorly would be to make a massive understatement. It was so incredibly cold and u comfortable last night that I was tossing and turning in my bed (when  I wasn’t shivering from the cold). Our request for a morninng fire…
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Day 21: Tsenkher to Khuree Tour Camp (August 14)

Day 21: Tsenkher to Khuree Tour Camp (August 14) *photos to come later* When the alarm went off this morning I wants to keep sleeping so badly. The mornings seem to always be cool in Mongolia so getting up out of the ger is usually a struggle. On top of that I didn’t sleep all…
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Day 20: Uggi Lake to Tsenkher (August 13)

Day 20: Uggi Lake to Tsenkher (August 13) *photos to come later* Just before 7am I woke up as a heard Kim getting ready. I stayed in bed a little longer feeling tired from staying up a bit later the night before to enjoy the stars. I then quickly packed up my things and joined…
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Day 19: Hustai to Uggi Lake (August 12)

Day 19: Hustai to Uggi Lake (August 12) August 12th *photos to come later* Today marked the earliest morning of the trip so far. With a fair bit of driving ahead of us today we wanted to get an earlier start. We agreed the night before to have breakfast at 7:30am and to have our…
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Day 18: Ulaanbaatar + Hustai National Park (August 11)

Day 18: Ulaanbaatar + Hustai National Park (August 11) *photos to come later* With breakfast planned for 8:30am it was convenient that woke up naturally around 7:50am. It was cool inside the ger so I was grateful to have many blankets. I lazed around for a short bit more and then packed up my bags.…
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Day 17: Ulaanbaatar to Terelj National Park (August 10)

Day 17: Ulaanbaatar to Terelj National Park August 10th *photos to come later* At 9am I woke up to find my phone not charged since the power in the room was off in the night as we’d removed our card to turn off the lights. Mat and I took turns quickly showering and then went…
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Day 16: Beijing to Ulaanbaatar (August 9th)

Day 16: Beijing to Ulaanbaatar (August 9th) *photos to come later* With no concrete plans today we slept in a bit. Kim wasn’t feeling well so Jamie hung back with her to make sur she was alright while Dave and I went to loo for some food. I couldn’t much around me that looked appetizing…
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Day 15: Great Wall of China! (August 8)

Day 15: Great Wall of China! (August 8) *Photos to come later I woke up around 6am today, but lazed in bed until a bit after 7am when my alarm went off. With plans to go to have a private driver take us to a less touristy and more scenic part of the Great Wall…
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Day 14: Exploring Beijing (August 7th)

Day 14: Exploring Beijing (August 7th) Photos to come later. A knock at the door at 7:40am by my brother Mat woke Kim and I. I was still quite tired from staying up a bit late last night writing. Planned for the day was a trip to Tiananmen Square, seeing Chairman Mao (apparently his body…
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