Okay, so 2 days at Terelj was all we could afford for our 6 day holiday. After that, we left with a driver to the South Gobi!! 😀 And how did I find this driver??? It was crazy I swear. Originally, I wanted to fly from Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad and then find a driver there. But the flight was cancelled a few weeks we were supposed to leave Beijing, and the guy I was in contact with from the airline said he will find a driver for me. And well that’s who we went with! His brother and his wife in his Toyota SUV! They were pretty awesome and they know several people who know their way around the South Gobi, so there were actually several drivers.
If you would like a driver, just give me a shout and I’ll hook you up 😉 (It’s for 120 – 150 USD/day, excluding accommodation and food for yourself and the driver)
I just switched over to WordPress so I will update this post soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, just message. I’ll reply 😉
On our way to the South Gobi
So BEAUTIFUL!!! We hiked through this valley for a few hours. We thought that would be the most exciting part..but oh man the near-death experience we experience was just…cray.
On our way back to the entrance of the valley, a rural Mongolia man rode his motorcycle up to us and asked if we wanted a ride. Being the idiot that I am, I said YES and also got my friend to get on the back with me. And well, we were riding on rocky patches (and yes he avoided the actual dirt path, who knows why) and all of a sudden I saw the biggest rock in front of us and for a split second, all I could think of was “PLEASE GO AROUND THE ROCK”. Well, obviously HE DIDN’T! So for the next second after that when we were flying in the air, all I could think of was “OMG LET US LAND PROPERLY PLEASE”. And well, just our luck, we landed HEAD FIRST ON THE GROUND. haha. Blacked out for a few seconds, got a few scratches and bruises on the head and face, but lived ;). Let’s just say that I have definitely learned my lesson!!!
Khongoryn Els – our second last stop!
Oh, my goodness. I swear from the camel ride to hiking up the sand dunes…it was the best time of my life!!!