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Kazakh Dance Party

Coffee and tea. These seem to be two items that this trip evolve around. Baku keeps a sturdy Stanley thermos filled with hot water so that during our breakfast tea time, lunch tea time, afternoon tea time, dinner tea time, … Continue reading

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I promise we did not go to Russia or China and stayed in Mongolia

We started one of the long drive days of the trip, heading towards Tovan Bogd National Park which is located about 10km from both the Chinese and Russian borders. It was a good six hour drive on roads that google … Continue reading

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Naadam in Ulgii

The reason that we came back to Ulgii was to experience part of the Naadam festival. Naadam is an annual multiple day festival celebrating ”the three manly sports”, which are horse racing, archery, and wrestling. We wanted to experience a … Continue reading

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I got eagle drool on my pants

    I am not talking about a Dungeons and Dragons potion, but legit golden eagle drool.   It all started when our three hour long propeller plane ride landed in Ulgii, Mongolia. We disembarked onto the tarmac and gradually wondered … Continue reading

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Tokyo->Beijing->Ulaanbaatar->Ulgii, now no planes for awhile

We had an early morning departure from Japan. By early I mean 9am, but unfortunately the very convenient airport bus that leaves directly from our hotel does not run before 830am. Fortunately we were pros at the specific train line … Continue reading

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Tokyo Objectives: Ramen and Sushi

The last week has been a whirlwind. It is not until now, sitting in business class on ANA flying to Japan that I am finally starting to relax. I have even chosen to read a book instead of watching a … Continue reading

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Baby Elephants on parade

One nice thing about Sri Lanka is that even when it rains so hard that it floods your hotel room, six hours after it stops you can’t even tell it rained. The country seems perpetually damp, (my hair loves it) … Continue reading

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