Posted by: kim | June 13, 2007

Camels in Mongolia

Rode a camel for the first time today. We asked the receptionist at the hotel about hiring a car to Terelj National Park, and she organised for herself to guide us along with her other female friend who’s studying tourism management. Their other friend was driving.

The national park is about 50km away and there’s a lot of geology in the area – granite outcrops including one shaped like a turtle (see Rob’s pics in the Ulaanbataar post). Cows, yaks, sheep and horses graze in the fields.

We stopped by the side of the road where a young girl, no older than 10, was sleeping under a small tent with two camels. For just a few dollars (a couple of pounds) we rode them for a short while, which was a lot of fun. I’d post the photos, but I had a bit of a scare at the internet cafe where the PC didn’t read my pics!

On to Beijing tomorrow morning – takes about 32 hours by train. We’ll try and post another update later so keep checking!

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