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Tsetserleg, Mongolia
After crossing Russia by train from Finland, we entered Mongolia, a country we had both always dreamed about. We were lucky enough to stay in several gers (yurts) and spent our time looking for folk music and learning as much as we could about the...
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Khoroo 1, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
I wanted to go on a trip that was off the beaten path and so I picked Mongolia. I knew it was going to be quite an effort to get there so I wanted to make the most of it. I timed my trip to coincide with the Naadam Festival which is three day...
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Gobi Desert Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211, USA
While in Mongolia, you will likely have the opportunity to stay with a nomadic family. It's a fantastic experience that I can't recommend highly enough. However, in order to be a respectful guest- it's important to understand the the ger not just...
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Olympic Street, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
The Tumen Ekh Ensemble's nightly performances of folk dance and music are especially powerful because the small venue brings you within a few feet of the artists. In this picture, dancers are recreating part of a Tsam dance, an elaborate Buddhist...
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Wrestling is hugely popular in Mongolian, and if there's a match at the wrestling stadium in Ulaanbaatar, you have to go. There is a brass band, candies thrown out to the audience, and lots of lots of giant men.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Not known for its tourist attractions, Ulaanbaatar shouldn't be ignored just because it "ain't gonna win no beauty contest". One thing I did here was go to a traditional throat singing performance, which was surprisingly impressive. I think I...
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Arburd Sands, a few hours drive from Ulan Bator, is a patch of the Gobi Desert worth visiting for those who aren't able to get to Khongoryn Els in the south of Mongolia. Camel riding is possible here and the dunes are lovely.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
After a few days of Mongolian comfort food, you might want a little spice. And why not try out Ulaanbaatar's best (and possibly only) North Korean restaurant? Do not be deterred by the fact that the menu descriptions are a little vague and that...
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The Yolin Am Valley in south Mongolia is a good locale for camping and hiking. You'll need to fly there from Ulaanbaatar but the trip is certainly worth it. Accomodations can be found at tented (yurt-ed?) campsites in the area and semi-wild camels...
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Altai, Mongolia
As soon as we got to Mongolia, my two friends and I did a "Ger-to-Ger" four night trip outside of Ulaan Bator. This the the first evening when we climbed the hills beside the ger we were staying at for the first two nights. You can see the ger we...
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District 13, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
This Northern Indian restaurant is just behind the giant wrestling stadium and has some of the best Indian food I've had outside of, well, India. The tandoori lamb is not to be missed and the naan is glorious.
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Mongolia is a vast country with abundant landscape and wildlife. After traveling on the train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar through the endless Gobi dessert, my boyfriend and I found ourselves at the Steppes Nomads Ger Camp. This eco ger camp is two...
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Naran Plaza, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
There's an entire floor of Mongolian cashmere--at prices much cheaper than abroad. Fur, if that's your thing, is also a great deal. And then there's a whole souvenir floor next to the food court with all the yak slippers and mini yurts you could...
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Khoroo 15, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
This is the only photo we were allowed to take inside the museum. It took us a while to locate it admidst all the ongoing construction going on around it (plus it doesn't have the most obvious signage). However, it's quite remarkable once you find...
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Terelj Rd, Mongolia
At Terelj National Park on the edge of the Gobi was the first - and probably last - time that I had a hawk sit on my arm. The Mongolian falconer was very patient with me and you can see by the look I got from the bird, just who was in charge...
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24442 Las Médulas, León, Spain
Las Medulas UNESCO World Heritage Site: A Roman gold mine dating back to the first century AD. The hill formations were all dug by hand!
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Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico
A brilliant work of architecture and astronomy, the Pyramid of Kukulkán at Chichén Itzá is so precisely engineered that on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, the sun casts shadows that slither like snakes and seem to descend...
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To be honest, the Middle Eastern country of Jordan has a lot of "wow" moments. Among all of them, though, one of my favorite experiences was walking through the massive desert known as Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum has been inhabited by Bedouins for...
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Stephansplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
In the heart of Vienna sits St. Stephen's Cathedral. Built in the late 12th century, it's a grand piece of beauty borrowing both from the Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture. Unlike St. Vitus in Prague, St. Stephen's shimmers with light...
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Beijing, China
The Great Wall of China runs more than 21,000 kilometers (over 13,000 miles), not as one continuous wall but rather as fortified wall sections. Some of the sections date back more than 2,500 years, though only 8.2 percent of the existing wall is...
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381 01 Český Krumlov, Czechia
Cesky Krumlov is located in southern Czech Republic and has a delightful town bound by an oxbow in the Vltava River. Opposite the town lies Cesky Krumlov Castle, which allows the visitor to experience an "on top of the world" view over the...
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50170 Mont Saint-Michel, France
It's safe to say there’s nothing in the world quite like this magical island, topped by a medieval monastery that rises out of the bay like a heavenly apparition. It’s said that, early in the 8th century, a bishop in nearby Avranches...
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Vrijdagmarkt 22-23, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
I'll be the first to admit, a museum of printing didn't sound terribly exciting to me, at first. Antwerp Belgium's Plantin-Moretus Museum certainly changed my mind. This is the only museum on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the recognition is...
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Rue au Beurre 46, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
If you could only do one thing in Brussels (and frankly, that would be a tragedy), it would have to be a visit to the Grand Place. Also called the Grote Markt, in Flemish, Grand Place is Brussels’ UNESCO-listed central market square. Standing in...
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Sněmovní nám. 1, 767 01 Kroměříž, Czechia
I found Kroměříž when it was almost too late. I had been living in another small city in the Czech Republic for 15 months and, as soon as I realized I really would be leaving, panic set in and I started looking for a new place to settle. That's...
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Sockenvägen, 122 33 Stockholm, Sweden
On All Saints’ Day (Helgons dag), people come out in full force with thousands of candles, flowers, and other mementos in hand to pay respect to departed loved ones and honor the dead at Skogskyrkogården (“Woodland Cemetary”), one of Stockholm's...
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Via San Giovanni Vecchio, 89, 75100 Matera MT, Italy
I'm not one to skip breakfast, especially in Italy, where thoughts of cappuccino, pastries, and local ham tend to rouse me early from slumber. But on my first morning at the Hotel Sant’Angelo, in the old quarter of Matera, I was having a hard time...
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Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland
The weather outside may be frightful, even in summer, but the waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Iceland are always delightful. We visited the Blue Lagoon Spa during an 8-hour layover in Reykjavik. All inclusive round-trips are available...
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Hvammar, Kópavogur, Iceland
First time: We took the Northern Lights tour out about an hour outside of Rekyjavik and they didn't show. Second time: Northern Lights tour canceled for the night because of visibility problems (cloudy day). Third time: We went an hour outside...
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Aydinli Mah., Yavuz Sok. No:1, 50180 Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
by Amy Cortese This family-run hotel offers views of—and rooms carved out of—the rock formations known as “fairy chimneys” that define Turkey’s Cappadocia region. Nibble apricots on the terrace or get scrubbed in the hammam. Kelebek Hotel, 90/(0)...