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Back in UB

By steve on August 27th, 2004

We’re back in Ulaan Baatar! We have officially survived our 18-day road trip — now let’s see if we can make it back to Seattle. 18 days of squatting over pots and pans finally caught up to Kate this morning and she threw out her back while washing the breakfast dishes. A pharmacy gave us […]

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By steve on August 22nd, 2004

We’re now in Bayonkongor, a provincial capital in the south-central part of the country. We’re got 5 days left on our big Mongolian road trip. Health-wise, we’re all feeling pretty good. Just a few sniffles going around, and that’s it. I’ve recovered from all my previous ailments. Two nights ago we spent a night staying […]

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Update to the update

By steve on August 18th, 2004

Steve here. When we told the guides our plan to skip Mt. Ot, they got very sulky. Neither had been there before and they were disappointed to have driven 1500km and not go the last 40. So Kate and I had a private pow-wow and decided that they should go. So today Kate, Tsogo, and […]

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Quick Mongolia update

By kate on August 18th, 2004

Very quickly… Steve’s stomach bug went away, possibly with the help of some cipro that we were kindly given by a fellow traveller. He is, however, suffering from some altitude sickness so he’s not up to par yet. I’m still doing OK (but for a minor cold) so I can take care of him. We’re […]

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Hello from Moron

By kate on August 15th, 2004

Yes, we’re currently in a town called Moron… but don’t laugh, it means “river” and is pronounced “Murun”. Unfortunately, Steve got a nasty bug and got sick in the middle of last night. He hardly got any sleep and threw up several times. Instead of a long day of driving, we drove 2.5 hours to […]

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Leaving UB

By steve on August 9th, 2004

Well, all the details are set and we’ll be heading out of the capital in a few hours.  We’ve hired a guide, Tsogo, who is 23 years old and teaches English at the University.  He’s a bit shy and has only been working as a guide for a few months, but we get along well.  […]

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