Our first day we spent in Ulaanbator seeing the capital city. Half of the population of Mongolia lives in this city which while very interesting is certainly far from what one would call cosmopolitan. We toured about the city a bit and saw some very interesting buildings. I guess I should have known this would be the case but I didn’t realize how Russian everything would be. We also went to a Mongolian History museum and to a cultural event where they had a show of Mongolian singers and dancers which was really cool. They do this incredible throat singing thing that I have no idea how they do it!!
It was a great first day to break us into being halfway around the world!!
Next… To the desert!