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Erdenet As we mentioned in our previous post we didn’t have a clear itinerary for our time in Mongolia. One thing was determined though; we had to meet the world’s last nomadic reindeer herders living in the taiga up north, close the Siberian border. It is as remote as it gets, meaning a lot of time goes into transport, but that also means an authentic experience with less tourists on your track. So we began our journey up north. Our first stop was in Erdenet, Mongolia’s second biggest city. There are few ways to reach Erdenet, but we decided to take the overnight train from Ulaanbaatar. After countless sleep deprived hours in busses we have become quite fond of travelling by train, especially the sleeper trains. Even though they are often terribly slow, time goes by unnoticed while asleep and it saves you the cost of accommodation. Importantly, they are the birthplace of most of our blog writings. Andri along with the grumpy train attendants! Beautiful sunrise as we woke up in Erdenet We arrived early morning in Erdenet, which is more of a town rather than a city by usual standards. The city center has a department store and a small park, which displays a musical fountain show […]

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Every year shark attacks are reported worldwide. They have increased in the past decade with growing popularity and beach vacations. When travellers spend their day on a white beach and run excited towards the ocean to cool down, many tend to wonder about this cruel predator living beneath us. There are few persons that are as afraid of sharks as my travel companion and boyfriend Andri. He is the strap-a-knife-to-my-leg kind of person and is well prepared for fighting those killing machines. Therefore, I dedicate this post to him and to all those who generally want to avoid to end of the stomach of a shark. While sharks inhabit oceans all over the world, attacks are most frequent in Florida, Australia, Hawaii, South Africa, and California. So to begin with you might want to avoid these spots How to avoid getting eaten by a shark Don’w swim with jewelries. Before you put up your swim goggles and snorkelling pipe, be sure that you have removed all your jewelries. They tend to sparkle and have the same effect as a fish bate. Sparkling things draws the shark’s attention – which you want to avoid! Avoid swimming in murky water Swimming in dirty/murky water can increase the chance of a shark mistaking you for one of their usual prey sources like turtles or seals. Most sharks don’t have […]

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