Today we startet our trip to the countryside with a Russian UAZ and a Mongolian driver:
Traffic jams only exist in Ulan-Bator...
...but some kilometers after the town, the country get's very empty...
Waiting at another toll station:
Road to nowhere:
"I have a dream" - our driver was an ABBA-fan (Video at youtube.com)...
Lunch break at a Mongolian restaurant "Guanz":
300 km east of Ulan-Bator we reached our destination for that day, the Ogii Lake. We slept at a "tourist yurt":
Inside the yurt - an oven, working with dried "cow-shit":
We then continued to Kharakorum, the former Mongolian capital, which is located 60 km south of the Ogii lake:
During the trip we had some problems with the car, but our driver could fix the problem...
At Kharakorum we visited Erdene Zuu, a big Buddhist monastery:
Market at Kharakorum:
Our driver bought some spare parts to repair the car...
A sand-storm in the evening:
Also here we slept in a tourist-yurt. That was also included in the organized round-trip, for which we payed 15 USD per person per day (including transportation, accomodation and one meal per day).
We started our trip back to Ulan-Bator, which took about 7 hours for 300 km, in the early morning:
Horses on a sand dune:
Mongolian petrol station:
Mongolian public toilet:
"Liebherr - progress creates success"
Back in Ulan Bator:
We spent one more night in the UB Guesthouse: