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Four Dictators, Two Horses and a Sinking Boat

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Day 3: Binder to birthplace of the GREAT Ghengis Khan Without exaggeration, last night I had the worst nights sleep in my entire life. The gers all contain stoves. When our stove was on it was sauna-like hot so I went to sleep in short PJs and a tank top. However, in the middle of […]

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Sameness

Day 2: Ulaan Baatar to Binder The tediousness began and shows no sign of ending. The day started off fine enough, en route to our first stop on the way to Genghis’s birthplace. We pack our stuff into a Soviet troop carrier (i.e. van) unchanged since the 1960s. Our guide, Chinzo, let us know that […]

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Neither not particularly

Day 1: Ulaan Baatar / Capital of Mongolia Our first impression of Mongolia was the inability of anyone at immigration to crack a smile. I tried smiling at the lady suspiciously eyeing my passport, to no avail. She probably thought I had some kind of facial tic, because I kept smiling and she kept frowning […]

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Is being on vacation supposed to be this stressful?

Is being on vacation supposed to be this stressful?

After our trip through Asia we will live in New Zealand for around ten months, and return to the States in a year. We’ve organized a crate to be shipped to NZ and the day before it is due to be picked up we realize we’ve forgotten everything. Customs declarations, preprinted packing labels, insurance…we have […]

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The start: Four dictators, two horses, and a sinking boat.

The start: Four dictators, two horses, and a sinking boat.

Destination: Mongolia! One week into unemployment and the night terrors have started to subside, although still I wake at 2am panic-stricken that I’ve forgotten to do something at work. I’ve spent the last five days not packing, which is probably not smart just a few days before a six week trip across Asia and a […]

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