Here I am! Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, a dream for many travelers…
After 31 more hours in Trans-Mongolian Railway, which seemed to me really fast compared to the 87 hours spent on the Trans-Siberian Railway, I’m now safely arrived on Gengis Khan hometown (you can notice him at the background of the place I’m standing at, place that I don’t even know the name yet).
For those who still worry about the temperatures here, I’ve checked -9˚C freshly arrived at 5am local time. So, I’ve finally decided to wear my beanie kindly offered by Anna from Moscow! Thanks Anna 😀 I must dedicate an entire post to this topic forecast ‘cause I think it’s on the top 3 of questions asked by people. « Don’t you feel too cold there? ». Can’t wait for Hong Kong’s worries : « Don’t you feel too hot there? » … 😀
Yesterday morning was pretty productive : I got the form in order to apply Chinese VISA. I found a french bakery :D, I found 2 veggie restaurants and the only fair trade shop of Mongolia. I’ve also visited some Mongolian temples and changed my Russian currency « Rouble » into local currency « Trogol » with also few Dollars needed for Chinese VISA.
The night spent at the backpacker dorm looked like a lovely mix of cultures. We were 11 of us staying at the cosy place named Golden Gobi area : Among us 2 from Brazil, 1 from Japan, 1 from Croatia, 1 girl from Finland, 1 girl from Canada, 1 from Wales, 1 from Argentina, 1 from New Zealand, 1 from Germany, 1 French (myself) and 1 amazing Italian so cliché who always has something to tell, speaking as well with his hands as with his mouth, and knowing almost all the world langages… well, almost…
Well, today’s duty is : red tape to complete my Chinese VISA application, which is a real « casse-tête chinois » (french joke meaning brainteaser)… organizing a pony steppes exploration maybe??? and search for local social entrepreneurs and food senses makers.
I still don’t understand how to say good bye, then see ya !
Food Sense Explorer