We’re very excited to announce that in a few months we’ll be embarking on our next adventure: a two month journey through China and Mongolia. This is something we’ve had in the works for a while now, and we’re finally making it a reality. After our round the world adventure in 2009, we decided it was time to buckle down and make some money. Well, that got old. Now we need another vacation. And as many of you have learned, you can’t follow a year-long vacation with a one week vacation. It has to be at least a few months…. (If you haven’t learned the proper length of vacations yet, shame on you!)
We’ll be departing at the end of May, where we’ll fly to Beijing. After a few weeks taking in all that is China, we’ll wander up to Mongolia. I’ve always wanted to stay in one of those large, round nomadic tents known as a “ger” or “yurt”. The ger-to-ger trekking program sounds very tempting. The scenery also looks amazing, and being avid photographers, that’s another big draw. But the nomadic tent thing is really the main reason – and the only reason I need. If you’re questioning that, we’ve been known to do a lot more for even dumber reasons in the past.
Another reason to visit this part of the world is that we missed it on our big trips in the past. We spent a few weeks in southern China on a previous trip, but missed the north. It was absolutely amazing when we went before, and returning to China has always been high on our list.
Also, during our 2009 world trip, it would have been winter by the time we made it to northern China and Mongolia, and we’re not really down with visiting Ulaan Bataar, the coldest capital city in the world, in the middle of winter. Thus, we had to promise to reschedule it for a future trip.
Also, Mongolia doesn’t seem to have any travel cost data here at BudgetYourTrip.com yet. We’ll obviously have to fix that!
If any of you have been to Mongolia or China, we’d love to hear your tips, advice, or stories. So, let us know. We’re getting very excited….