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Day Twenty-three – UB to Terelj

The morning starts “early” (7am), with breakfast toast that the well-meaning, long-suffering LG Guesthouse girl prepared for us the night before, and left in a plastic bag outside our door. While Tama does some IT work on his iPhone, I … Continue reading

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(rest day)

We met Batbot at the UB markets. He wanted our cellphone number. We give him our number. These are our correspondence: 5.58pm Batbot: How do you do good evening tomatom name bat 6.09pm Batbot: I am glad to meet you … Continue reading

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Day Thirteen – Tarialan, etc

gosh it’s all a bit of a blur, and this shonky erdenet Cafe in Internet is going to close in 40 minutes … what to say, what to say … Tarialan main street. At the top of a gruelling pass … Continue reading

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Day Ten – Chandman Ondor to god-knows-where and god-knows-how-to-pronounce-it

We leave Tsagaan Uur – which is pronounced, um … “sahur eewr”? – stocked up with chocolate bars and instant noodles and emergency meat, and plunge promptly into an impossibly dense forest. he sign on the edge of the forest, … Continue reading

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Day Seven – Naadam

We have missed the first day of the Naadam festival, which included the preliminary rounds of Böhk – where anyone can compete, and seven-year-olds wrestle burly champions. That could’ve been me and Tama, should’ve been me and Tama, and our … Continue reading

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Day Five – worst bus ride of my life (continued); Moron doesn’t fail to disappoint

In the morning I nod off and headbutt the Mongol in front of me. He laughs about it, we both laugh about it. Tama ocky straps me to the bus seat, across my chest. I manage to sleep for twenty … Continue reading

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Day Four – UlaanBaltimore to Moron

all right! A quick post, as we’re about to jump a van to the Dragon Centre bus station in west Ulaan Baatar – providing it turns up. We have four tickets for the two us us, an insurance policy against … Continue reading

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Day Three – UB

A busy, organisey day. Bought some great 1:50 000 scale maps yesterday from Seven Summits, very helpful Scottish lady, feel good on that front now. Took about three, four hours to find rolled oats, but we tracked the fuckers down in this … Continue reading

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Mission Statement

Moron to Moron: Two Men, Two Bikes and One Mongolian Misadventure is written by Tom Doig, with photos by Tama Pugsley, and is published by Allen & Unwin. You can buy it if you want! NEWSFLASH: Tom and Tama are extraordinarily pleased to announce that Allen & Unwin … Continue reading

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