04.06.2012 - 07.06.2012 20 °C
Diary Entry 5th & 6th & 7th May Ulaan Baatar
We have had two days of sightseeing in Ulaan Baatar. The first day we went to a Buddhist Temple, wandered round the Central Square, and Museum. Had lunch and window shopped at the expensive Cashmere shop, beautiful things but overpriced. The city is busy & congested but not as polluted as the cities in China that we were in. The roads are in great disrepair and footpaths need careful negotiation. The weather has been a little cooler and we are quite high, as in 1000m asl,. Yesterday we spent all day on a bus excursion 96kms out of Ulaan Baatar, firstly to see the enormous Stainless Steel structure of Chingis Khaan sitting on his s/s horse (30meters high) atop a magnificent personal museum collection of bronze age bits and bobs. Secondle visiting a 13th Centuary Micro Kingdom showing the Mongolian way of life way back then. Interesting of-course but a long day as the roads were pretty crap for the most part. Mike is slowly shoving off his head cold but it has taken a while. Mine hasn’t come to much but annoyance. Today, Thursday 7th, the boys have a maintenance day and I am going to have a mozy around the central city area and possibly then read my book. Have sent some postcards so hope they get to their destinations.