I know you are all curious about the food here. We have eaten Mongolian food for ten days now and are still alive, even though we are happy we brought some of our own food. First of all, you can not drink water from the pipes here, which means either buying bottled water – which we never do in Europe – or boiling it, waiting for it to cool down and only then drink it. We were extra careful, even brushing our teeth with drinking water from the bottle, but keeping hydrated was not easy. I think the most critical … Continue reading A post on food!
I tried to look on the Internet, but could not find the answer. Ulan bator lovers or dwellers, help us: who is this man portrayed on one of the hills near Zaisan? Just guess, let’s see if someone comes up with the right answer! Continue reading Who’s this man?
Ready, steady….go! We are back in the capital, staying in a hotel just few feets away from the central square, where we plan to run later today. Another small, symbolic gesture to greet Mongolia before heading back to Europe! Continue reading Back in UB… shall we go for a run?!
We have to leave soon because we are on a mission – eat at the only authentic North Korean restaurant that we are ever going to find (with all likelihood, but never say never). Update by Francesco: we couldn’t find … Continue reading Where eagles (and marmots) dare
NB: Chiara’s tale, Francesco’s remarks. Went for a run in the morning. Let’s just say that if yesterday I felt I was going to die, today’s run was a thousand times worse. My legs were a dead weight, I couldn’t … Continue reading Second day – Meetings with local people and city tour
We got off the plane with the wrong foot. None of us had managed to get even a single minute of sleep and we were cranky, terribly jet-lagged and exhausted. But you never get a chance to have a first impression, right? Today I can only give you a patchwork of snapshots. We’ve been here for about 12 hours and everything is still a bit overwhelming. First of all, the most striking aspect of Ulaanbaatar, or UB, is its unbelievable traffic. Everybody is honking all the time. Pedestrians have no rights whatsoever, not even on pedestrian crossings with a green … Continue reading First impressions