Since nearly every trip to Mongolia begins and ends in Ulaanbaatar, I though I’d share with you photos from my first impressions; the first two days spent wandering around the city.
What can you do there?
People-watch and window-shop while strolling down the main street, Peace Avenue.
Have an off-beat cocktail and snacks while looking out over the city from the 17th floor rooftop bar at the Ramada.
Visit the Gandan Monastery, the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia.
Chill out at the glass and statue-filled Sukhbaatar Square and watch a diplomatic ceremony.
Sink into a window seat at the Kempinski Hotel for a glass of champagne and a sea-buckthorn creme brûlée and fortify yourself with a little treat before you head off into the Gobi Desert for a week or two.
Where Did I..?
Rosewood Enoteca for a great lunch, and come to think of it, a great dinner, too.
Kempinski’s Khan Palace for dessert
Caffebene which is in no way a take-off of the Coffee Bean. Nope, not at all. But great sweet potato lattes – for real!