Day 23: Tsetserleg
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Traveller's diarrhoea is an inevitable (and annoying) aspect of travel. I've had a couple of times where a mild food poisening occurred and I had fever and dehydration, like yesterday. And it is surprising how extremely bad you can feel from something so seemingly innocent, but it is even more surprising how quickly you feel better again once your stomach and intestines settle down again. The next morning I felt much much better and the day before seemed just a distant memory. I felt weak, obviously, but the fever had gone, my intestines had quieted down and was no longer nauseous.
In the morning we made a quick stop at the old monastery which is no longer in use, but still has a small abandoned temple at the top of a hill from which you have good views over the city. Baatar, our driver, had picked up his wife and kid last night and they were joining us on the way back to Ulaanbaatar. At the top of the hill Baatar explained how the near-vertical mountain behind the temple, Bulgan Uul, was a holy mountain and he had named his son after that mountain.
I photographed the happy family in front of the Bulgan Uul.