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Gobi Desert or Bust!

  • 13
  • 05
  • 2016

We’ve all heard of the Gobi Desert and probably imagined a vast area of seeming desolation. At first glance, it definitely does seem harsh and desolate. How could people survive in such an environment? And who in their right mind would want to go to the Gobi for a vacation.

Gobi lizard

Well, it’s exactly the fact that it is so different from a person’s usual environment that makes it such an exciting place to visit. Located partly in southern Mongolia and partly in northern China, the Gobi is one of the few places where a person can fall completely off the radar.

Gobi Desert watering hole

Family at watering hole

One of the most popular ways to visit the Gobi is to take a 4-day jeep trek to learn a little about the wildlife and to visit one of the watering holes. You stay in a Gobi ger, a yurt similar to the homes of the locals, but a little more comfortable. If you prefer, you can even stay with locals in their family ger.

So if you’re the adventurous type, consider visiting Ulaan Bataar, the capital of Mongolia and the jumping off place for jeep treks into the Gobi.

Motel Gobi style

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