Category Archives: Mongolia

When Your Plans Change

So, I am nearly at the end of my month in Mongolia and ready to venture onto my next destination: Tibet. Only… There is a slight problem. Due to the increase in monks self-immolating (setting themselves on fire in protest), the Chinese Government have put restrictions on tourists visiting this once peaceful land. With my itinerary… Continue Reading…

Meeting a Tibetan Buddhist Lama

‘Has he got a name card?’ asked the producer. I looked at the Tibetan Buddhist lama standing before me, wearing nothing but an orange robe and smiled. ‘I don’t think so,’ I said, thinking that last time I checked, Lama’s didn’t usually have a stash of business cards tucked away in their flowing attire! I was… Continue Reading…

Taking The Trans Mongolian Train

“Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours” ‘I’m Tony your next-door neighbour – fancy a beer?’ Do you know what the best thing is about travelling alone? it’s the people you meet along the way. After being by myself for four long days, I was beginning to grow tired of dining by myself, doing the toursity things by myself and… Continue Reading…