itinerary

Mongolia in two weeks: our whirlwind itinerary

You’ve seen the insanity that was our two days in Hong Kong last month… and now here’s what we followed that up with.

I think we felt like we’d slowed down mentally and emotionally when we reached Ulaanbaatar because it was just a slower city than Hong Kong, but we really didn’t. It wasn’t until several days into a trip to the Gobi desert that we realised how exhausted we had made ourselves. That’s reflective of our personalities, though– I don’t admit to myself that a To-Do list is too long until I’ve spent all day working through tasks 1-7 with 10 left to go; M. has to be delirious with a fever of 102 before he admits that he’s sick. Maybe next holiday we’ll try to do something that tunes us into our emotions and energy levels.

Anyway. Here’s what we did in Mongolia for just under two weeks:

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Hong Kong, quickly: Our 2-day layover itinerary

On our way to Mongolia this July, M. and I opted to spend 2 very whirlwind days in Hong Kong on the way.

Exploring the mega-cosmopolitan city was a great way to transition between a stressful month of work and an adventure in the wilds of Mongolia– we got to get in a bit of shopping and eating delicious food before we started roughing it for a fortnight.

We’ve begun to make a bit of a routine of exploring our layover stop. Coming from Australia, you almost always endure a 20-40-hour-straight journey through airports, so cutting that in half with a bit of exploring becomes key to saving your sanity.

For us, though, it’s become a way of squeezing an extra destination and some different experiences into our short breaks from the daily grind.

Our travel mantra could probably be summed up by the phrase “Walk til you drop,” so keep that in mind when you read our itinerary below. You may want to take things a bit slower than we usually do; but then, we do tend to see a lot when we’re roaming around a city non-stop!

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