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PostSun Sep 15, 2019 7:40 pm 
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Does anyone besides me want to go trekking in Mongolia?

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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 1:20 am 
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I'd love to, if only for the music.


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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 7:27 am 
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mmmm....I talked to the outfitter years ago who fly-fishes there...and there was an expedition to a remote mountain range (I think with the outfitter) that had only seen one other group in 35 yr's!!

that was in a magazine...will try to find it...pristine area with horses....
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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 10:37 am 
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Definitely one of the places I most want to visit some day - so much wild lonely country!

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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 1:37 pm 
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NacMacFeegle wrote:
...so much wild lonely country

Well, it won't be for much longer if western tourism takes hold. Things are such these days that once the word gets out on social media, the place will be over-run; a place that is ill-equipped to handle the crush of humanity and "modernity".  Gwen, if you go could you go "incognito" and stifle your social media impulses? My guess would be no. hockeygrin.gif

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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 2:01 pm 
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In a lot of areas youíre likely to get beaned by a golf ball. Mongolia is pretty well established as the worldís premier extreme golfing destination.
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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 2:13 pm 
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Aaaauuuugh!   vent.gif  I'm reminded of a Tom Robbins quote (I may be paraphrasing a bit):
Tom Robbins wrote:
I like travelers but I don't like tourists.  Travellers don't shop, and they don't play golf.


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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 2:50 pm 
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Anne Elk wrote:
Gwen, if you go could you go "incognito" and stifle your social media impulses? My guess would be no. hockeygrin.gif

This is the most social I am with my media these days (though my reach was never far). I don't have to go incognito since I'm essentially invisible. Does that work for you? cool.gif

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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 5:53 pm 
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Ski wrote:
I'd love to, if only for the music.

Ski, Mongoing metal is da bomb!  rocker.gif

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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 7:42 pm 
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Gwen wrote:
I don't have to go incognito since I'm essentially invisible. Does that work for you?

Dunno. I lean into pessimism and occasional extreme views.  My experience is no westerner can go to a third world country and be "invisible" and some are anything but, as recent media reports have shown (like the two idiot "trekkers" with a drone camera in Pakistan).  I guess I knee-jerked.  Sorry.  clown.gif

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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 7:58 pm 
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Anne Elk wrote:
no westerner can go to a third world country and be "invisible"

'Tis true, and in Mongolia. I would expect to be anything but invisible, but the issue of (extended) impact lies not in my visibility in Mongolia but rather my visibility, or lack thereof, as is the case, here. No hordes are going to follow in my footsteps.

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PostWed Sep 18, 2019 4:01 am 
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Mongolia is on my short list of places to go. When I go I will likely arrange travel with a company called trip.me  Having used them in Jordan, Cambodia, and Himalayan India I have only accolades to say about their service delivery to clients. Someone will meet you at the airport and after that everything will run as smoothly as weather allows. They operate out of Berlin. Here is a link to their Mongolia trips offered, but they will tailor a trip to your requests. https://www.trip.me/mongolia/tours
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PostWed Sep 18, 2019 7:03 pm 
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Near the top of my list as well. Ah, to see the famous horse races on the plateau!! And yes the singing!
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PostSat Sep 21, 2019 12:07 pm 
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Gwen wrote:
'Tis true, and in Mongolia.....No hordes are going to follow in my footsteps.

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PostSat Nov 02, 2019 6:57 am 
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I would love to trek through Mongolia and might do some in April as I have a flight into Beijing and am considering making my way into Mongolia.

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