The Female Ivan Drago

The train ride from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk, Russia is about 30 hours.  Unfortunately 10+ of those hours are wasted on border crossings.  We were rustled out of bed at 630am as we approached the Mongolian border.  The Mongolian officials searched the train, our bags, and our persons while mean mugging and inspecting our passports.  Then … More The Female Ivan Drago

The Arachnid War

Nug had been like a broken record for the past month, “When we go to Mongolia, I want to stay in a ger and ride a camel!”  She would repeat this seemingly every day.  I personally didn’t see the big deal but she had put up with tons of my requests so I agreed.  After … More The Arachnid War