Famous for its Gobi desert and empire, Mongolia is a breathtaking journey!
Ready to dare a trip that resets all the counters to zero? Then go for ajourney to Mongolia! This trip is incomparable, you will forget here everything you think you learned on the roads.
Сайн байна уу? Намайг Кристин гэдэг. Би франц хүн. Би тантай уулзсандаа баяртай байна. Hi Mongolia!
baina uu? Namaig Kristin gedeg. Bi frants khün. Bi tantai uulzsandaa bayartai baina
It’s easy to realise, transportation is the key to Mongolia’s journey
Transport in Mongolia is a challenge
In spite of a compass and a pair of shoes, some places will remain difficult to access
We might as well know it right away: transport in Mongolia is like the Parisian metro during a strike, without technology
Mongolia is indefinable. Nomads, horsemen, cattle breeders. Mongols are not savages. They are a proud volk, attached to their culture. The soul of this country is somewhere between heaven and earth, wolf and eagle
The Mongolian identity won’t be understood after a sip of Aïrag
In this country it is essential to respect and pay attention to customs and habits. There are more of them than you might think at first glance. This will really change the way you relate to the people you meet along the way. Going around the Ovoos (öbôɣɣa), this sacred stone embankment, three times with prayers, wishes and offerings will touch the Mongols in what they hold dearest: their traditions.
It is inevitable, unavoidable to say it: Mongolia is beautiful even if the Mongols are sometimes confusing
The journey, however hair-raising, can be full of unpleasant surprises. Travellers report horse theft, assaults (especially alcohol-related) and incivility. Elegance is not always at the order of the day. Mongols can be rustic and they drink not a lot but too much. The figures speak for themselves: 55% of the population is said to be alcoholic. It is very plausible, the corpses of vodka bottles are swarming all over the country. Not surprisingly, vodka is sometimes cheaper than water.
Adventure is adventure, let that not prevent you from discovering this beautiful country. Mongolia is beautiful, worthy of all superlatives.
Баярлалаа, баяртай, удахгүй уулзъя!
Bayarlalaa, bayartai, udakhgüi uulziya!
And yet nobody rush into it. The country is not touristy, to say the least. So much the better: the Kazakh adventure will be all the more beautiful!