Saturday, October 25, 2008

In Mongolia, the Music Comes Right to Your Tent

I spent three weeks in Mongolia. In 1995, when it was really primitive. But I'm hoping to go back soon, and it's always good hearing how recent travelers have fared in the land our ancestors (the European ones, anyway) feared.

"WHAT NOT TO EXPECT: Excessive luxury and world-class service. There are some first-class hotels, but we always left time for delays and confusion, part of Mongolian life. Open manholes and steep steps are not always marked, and streets are often unlit at night. Outside the city, Western-style toilets give way to hole-in-the-floor squat latrines. Be prepared."

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