Sain Bai Nu Mongolia!
It was 1am when we crossed the border from China into Mongolia, with much clanking and jolting, as the bogies on the train were changed from China’s narrower gauge to Mongolia’s wider gauge. It took three hours, and the toilets were locked the whole time. Uh Oh.
We got off the train in the capital, Ullaanbaatar. There are only 3 million people in Mongolia, and half of them live in UB. There are 39 million horses!
We’ve been here one day, and so far we’ve seen: