Special start to the day - went to Gandantegchenling Monastery (which means 'Great Place of Complete Joy') a 5 min walk from hotel. Got to sit with monks as they chanted their morning prayers, complete with drums and cymbals. Felt very privileged to be with them and the local people worshipping. Part of the monastery is the Buddhist University of Mongolia! Wasn't all peace, enlightenment and tranquility though! On the way there we had to walk past a local ta...
Cerdded o Gwmpas Mynd / Gone Walkabout
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Chinese-Mongolian border crossing was amazing! 5 hours for both sets of officials to do their stuff - not a smile from the lot of them! Last Mongolian official did say 'gwudbi' but I think it may have been in a sort of sinister 'James Bond' villain type of way! Anywho the feat of changing bogeys (train wheels) was incredible - all carriages raised off the ground by hydraulic lifts and then old bogeys shunted out and new ones shunted in - all passengers st...