Post # 123 Ulaanbaatar

Day 154 577 days to go. Distance: today 0km total 8288 km. Its 10pm 2/5/2012 Ulaanbaatar. You wouldn’t believe who arrived at the gursthouse today but two Aussie Guys who have cycled the Gobi from China. OMG my voice is horse from chatting and laughing and being Aussie idiots. I forgot how good we are at that. They are amazing gentlemen and it’s been such a fun way to spend the last day here in UB. Great! Great. Thank you Daniel and Dheiu for your interesting and fun conversation and company today. I wish you both a a safe and crazy trip head. I have Pamir highway envy so think of me while you’re on the other side of the 70km ascent weeeeeeeeeeee. This is probably going to be the last post for a bit depending on internet access along the way. I’ll still be posting each night of course and sharing what I know will be an amazing experience. I thought for tonight’s post I’d share an email I got today from my brother in law Marcus. Hey Marcus Kangshinbai told me that the doors always face South to shelter the entrance/exit door from the notorious north winds!!!!! Thank you so much for this information. I can’t wait to see it in action and share the next weeks with you. Talk soon x

Hi Ree,
I’ve had fun reading about the Jurte tribes especially because Evan’s so interested. I just find their customs so fascinating like the precaution when entering their camp; to enter from the south cause that’s the direction their tent entrance always faces (maybe it’s a religious thing like the Taoists), entrance from another direction is a
bad omen. To expect tea, then something to eat before general polite discussion in their welcoming procedure. To not reject offered food or drink (including alcohol) or it be taken as impolite……maybe just bring it to you lips and smile alot!!!! Because a ranking system is held, I’m curious if you’ll be sitting to the left of the door entrance, that’s the expected place for a female visitor. The gifts of lollies, to always give to the mother, never directly to the children. To wake in the mornings after the mother has risen and has put the kettle on…..I just love this stuff and can’t wait to read what you discover. Have an amazing time Maree. This was always a dream place of mine. XXX

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About shecyclesolo

If you could dream up the most wildest adventure imaginable what would it be? Between jobs and craving new experience, I decided to indulge the challenge. This is what I conjoured with a promise to come home safe and smiling. I hope you enjoy the 1080 days of stories as much as I will sharing them. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.' H D Thoreau

One response to “Post # 123 Ulaanbaatar”

  1. janet says :

    And I thought it was a spirual thing, it’s the practical that counts here! Take care Ree and ride with the east wind.

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