Why do the hostel staff shed hair everywhere??

Trip Start Jul 18, 2006
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Trip End Jul 17, 2007


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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Howdy all. Have been busy as you like over the past couple of days! After mincing all over the city we decided that a good meal was in order and UB didn't let us down. Went to BDs Mongolian BBQ which, despite not being Mongolian or a BBQ was still awesome, you chose all your veg and meat and some guys stir-fried it for you in front of you. Turned out to be an American chain which meant there were loads of imported goodies like brocoli and mushrooms, thank you Jesus! After that we trawled through a couple of bars and ended up in the main square where there was a free open air rock concert with some group that were like a rip-off of Metallica playing. Don't think Mongolians are ready to rock because deespite his best efforts the poor lead singer couldn't muster more than a damp cheer from the crowd (and he was throwing loads of drumsticks into the crowd, I think that's just ungreatful). However, since this time we've discovered why Mongolians don't like it as the main music we've heard playing everywhere is some odd Mongolian song that sounds like Titanic crossed with Kate Bush. To please Beth we tried to find a karaoke bar but the only one we went in was like a living room with sofas and no place to stand, very bizarre.
The day after we decided (more like Aaron decided) to climb the hills behind UB. Set off earlyish and got pretty far up the incredibly steep cricket infested hill (including some that could fly and made a damn scary noise) before we decided that maybe this wasn't such a great idea. Still, the views over the city were pretty good. Stopped off by a river for a picnic lunch, weiner and bread. Honestly, weiner is everywhere but they laughed when we bought it at the supermarket (how immature), so we decided it was for display or maybe it was laid down by Chingis Khan for his next invasion?
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