Day 14: Khongoryn Els - Dalanzadgad
Dalanzadgad Travel Blog› entry 16 of 34 › view all entries
May 31st, 2008 – by: Biedjee
In the afternoon we stopped at Yolyn Am, an area originally set up as a bird protection area, which is one of the most unusual sights in the Gobi. Smack in the middle of the desert, there is a small mountain range, which channels the winds in such a way that the floor of the gorge between the mountains is covered in a thick sheet of ice for most of the year.
We spent the night in Dalanzadgad, the capital city of the Omnogov aimag (province).
Dalanzadgad had some bonuses though. This was the one place where we could stock up on supplies. As our beer had run out days ago, the visit to the supermarket was a welcome luxury. We also had the possibility to shower in this place, in a public bathhouse, but as there was such a cold wind blowing we decided against it. We had survived four days without a shower, two more wouldn't be such a problem. Besides, if we all smelled, no one would notice, right?
Another speck of civilization Dalanzadgad offered was that our ger had electricity. No candlelight tonight, but more importantly, we could recharge batteries of our cameras and MP3 players.
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