Vegan/vegetarian travel in Mongolia – is it possible?

When we hopped onto our train to Ulaanbaatar from Beijing, we didn’t really know what to expect. We’d be traveling around the Gobi desert for about a week, and we definitely weren’t planning on any vegetarian options – but then again, we weren’t exactly going to Mongolia for the food. In fact, we’d heard tales from other travelers of mutton for breakfast, mutton for lunch, and more mutton for dinner, maybe accompanied by some fermented[…]

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To the Gobi! Our review of Golden Gobi Tours in Ulaanbaatar

Planning for a trip to Mongolia? You’ll want to book a tour, as it’s tough to get around the country on your own. We went with Golden Gobi Hostel and Tours – here’s our Golden Gobi review! Having done no research on Mongolia (of course), we hopped on our 30 hour train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrived, the tour manager from Golden Gobi hostel, where we were staying, was there to meet us[…]

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Beijing to Ulaanbaatar Train: the ULTIMATE Guide

We decided to travel by train from Beijing, China to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  Although China and Mongolia are neighbors, it’s a loong journey from China’s capital to Mongolia’s. BUT it’s the Trans-Siberian Railroad, so we thought it would be cool.  (We were right!)  Here’s the only travel guide you need to do the same! First thing to know – the Beijing to Ulaanbaatar train is for the experience, not the convenience or the price If you’re[…]

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