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The Daily Miracle in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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I remember when stepping in a puddle became the greatest moment of my life. It was a Tuesday in March. I was shuffling down ‘Tourist Street’ back to my office in Ulaanbaatar after lunch, savouring the apple and custard flavour of a Luna Blanca fruit smoothie. I was just outside the museum which housed my […]

How 24 hours in Mongolia changed my entire life

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The outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. An elongated, stout version of an early 90s style toyota mini-van stood courageously in front of me. Dark green in colour, and angry. This is no family vacation vehicle. It doesn’t know what the “school run” is. It has seen things that would make a lesser van turn and flee. […]

1000 Places to Fight: We Said Go Kiss!

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Thank you to Mike and Luci of 1000 Places to Fight Before You Die for interviewing us for their incredible travel website, where they earned 2013 “Best Couple Travel Blog!” We loved our intro: Meet George and Lisa of the couple travel blog: “We Said Go Travel.”  They are hands down, one of the deans […]

In The Guardian: New Must-Do Experiences

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Thank you to Gemma Bowes from The Guardian Travel Section for including us in the article, “Backpacking: a guide to classic and new must-do experiences.” We Said Go Travel recommended: India: “Instead of Goa, Gokarna, further south, is the seaside region for quieter, lovelier sands, at Kudlee Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise […]

Mongolia: In Which We Ford a Flooded Gobi River

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This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Susan Fox from America. Thanks for your entry Susan! In a country where 100km is a good day’s travel on the earth roads that serve most of Mongolia,  we had just learned from locals at Baruunbayan-Ulaan, a soum center where we […]

I Crash a Horse Race in Mongolia

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This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Susan Fox from America. Thanks for your entry Susan! Our route now took us north, down out of the Khangai Mountains, where, for the last night of a two-week camping trip in the Mongolian countryside, we were going to pitch our […]

Mongolia: Camels and the Nomadic Dung Fire

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This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Susan Fox from America. Thanks for your entry Susan! In July of 2010, on a two-week camping trip deep into the Mongolian countryside, we knew that our next destination, Orog Nuur, a remote Gobi lake once visited by Roy Chapman Andrews, […]

Mongolia: The Valley of the Yaks

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This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Susan Fox from America. Thanks for your entry Susan! As usual, I had no idea where we were going on that particular day in July 2010, but that’s half the fun of traveling in the Mongolian countryside. We ended up that […]

Mongolia: An Unexpected Gift

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This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Susan Fox from America. Thanks for your entry Susan! While our original intent had been to spend two nights at Orog Nuur, a remote lake in the Gobi, a combination of heat, mosquitos and, unlike the previous afternoon, very few birds […]

I am WANDERING but I am not LOST

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Sukkot is a time when Jews choose to eat outdoors and remember what it was like to wander in the desert. George and I have chosen to give up our home and wander in South East Asia. Right now, October 2012 during Sukkot we are nomads in Myanmar. My 45th birthday is on October 18. […]