Guide to Visiting Petra

Guide to Visiting Petra

Petra is synonymous with Jordan. It’s what most people think of when they hear this Middle Eastern country and therefore the highlight for most visitors. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by so many other things Jordan has to offer. But Petra deserves its...

Gobi Desert Tour

We had barely been in Ulaanbaatar (UB) for 12 hours when we sat down to breakfast with three ladies that said they were going on a Gobi Desert tour that day.  They tried to convince us to go with them – the price of the tour is dependent on how many people go,...

Ulaanbaatar Guide

If you want to see Mongolia, you are almost guaranteed to spend some time in Ulaanbaatar (UB).  The capital city is the major hub for the entire country in every way – political, healthcare, education, logistics, transportation, and so on. Most tours to the...

Traveling by Rural Bus in Mongolia

We decided to go to Northern Mongolia through an organization called Ger to Ger, which aims to connect travelers with local nomadic families. In an effort to give us the real local flavor, Ger to Ger makes you take an overnight bus to get up to the main city in the...

Mongolia: What We Ate

Mongolia is not known to be a culinary capital of the world.  Spoiler Alert – BD’s Mongolian BBQ chain restaurant in the States is NOT real Mongolian food.  Ironically, there is one in Ulaanbaatar right above a bar named Detroit. Our expectations of what we...