Mongolia is a country, where traditions still play a major role, essentially in the countryside. Some are related to religion, others are inherent to nomadic culture and can take the form of superstitions. Continue reading
Every summer, many tourists travel between Beijing /Ulan Bator and vice versa. Those who do not wish to fly, and many they are, would consider instead a train ride on board of the legendary Trans Mongolian. Continue reading
The young wrestler Enkhtuvshingiin Oyunbold, 22, won the national wrestling tournament during Naadam festival, thereby granting him the title of National Lion.
At 22, Enkhtuvshingiin Oyunbold is the youngest champion having won the prestigious wrestling tournament which is held every year during the Naadam Festival in Mongolia.
In addition to leaving with a Toyota Land Cruiser which he will certainly make good use of it, this honorary victory now gives him the title of National Lion, a title that is the pride of his country. Continue reading
Ulaanbaatar hasn’t always get good press among foreign travellers, who prefer, and we well know why, dawdling about the natural wonders that make up the steppes. Yet, the patient traveller who has some time ahead will discover in the Mongolian capital beautiful spots where it is pleasant to wander.
Here is the ranking of my 10 favorite spots in Ulaanbaatar. Continue reading