Off to the Gobi

I’ve had a great time in Ulaanbaatar, just soaking in the place and people. Head off south to the Gobi Desert tomorrow, not sure when I’ll next have internet but apparently the mobile service will be much better than what I’m used to at home.

Thanks for all the good wishes from home.

No photos to post, spent all my time at monasteries….

6 thoughts on “Off to the Gobi

  1. Hi Chris, have been watching your website and epic journey very closely. I love all the photos and hope you will be able to post some more soon.

  2. Chris,
    What a wonderful experience!!!! Just soak it up and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
    Something to definately tell the grandkids.

  3. Hello Chris, By the time you read this you would have experienced the infamous Mongolian roads. But the bad state of the roads is more than made up for by the people and the landscape. Over the last winter I read that the livestock losses were in the order of 15 to 20% due to the zudd (severe winter). This would be very tough on herders and their families, but the range may be getting a bit of a reprieve from heavy stocking pressures (assuming there has been good summer rains). I 2008 I went as far west as Ik Tamir Sum during a good season – livestock looked to be in good order and people reasonably happy with their lot. We were there for the local district Naadam and saw horse racing & wrestling – as we say in Australia, it’s not the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog – a few smaller wrestlers beat blokes much bigger than themselves.
    Enjoy your trip. I look forward to your next posting.


  4. It all sounds fascinating Chris. I am thoroughly enjoying reading of your adventures. It is sprinkling here & looks like setting in. Hope all is still going well for you.Look forward to the next edition of the Chris Ferguson Chronicles
    Cheers Beryl Leigo

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