Tuesday 23 June 2009

Lunch with the locals - the children all sat on the bed and watched me eat my mutton & noodle soup whilst the men of the house studied my map and read the Lonely Planet guide to Mongolia.

After lunch another river crossing.

In the evening I decided to treat myself to a hotel, but managed to find one without a shower. So it was off to the local bathhouse. I couldn't quite decide if it reminded me more of an abatoir or a torture chamber, but the shower was good.

Random Mongolia Fact: Mongolia is one of the highest countries in the world, with an average elevation of 1580 meters.