So, after a long drive, got lost in the middle of nowhere when the sudden rain poured on us, raced with the camel herds as we tried to find a ger near by, we finally arrived in the town Dalanzadgad. The sun was shinning in this part of the country. There isn't anything impressive in town. We stopped by a tourist camp to have lunch. Our host offered some hot goat milk as tea. While we waited for the lunch, our Finnish friends decided to take shower since they found the facility in the camp and we weren't sure if we would see another tourist camp with shower for another 2 or 3 days. Normally, there would be some hot water. However, electricity was out, so the water was cold!!! Icy cold! I guess I could have waited for another 2 days to take showers but my hair was quite oily and sticky, so I washed my hair.
Gobi after the rain
The water was cold so I was only able to stay in there fore a few min. The hot milk was much appreciated afterward. We have mouton dumplings today. I couldn't resist but used my Tapatio sauce. People tried a little and decided it was too spicy. For me, it was perfect. I only have 3 bags of hot sauce left! After lunch, we headed out of town and continue on the road. I could never ever figure out which direction we were heading but our driver seem to know. Just right outside of town, we saw a lot of cars gathered in the middle of nowhere. So, we decided to see what is going on and if there was a festival or not. When we arrived, the West side was completely crowded by cars and spectators but the East side was sparely occupied. Turn out it was a 4 wheel drive race, mostly jeeps. There was a deep ditch in the middle of the race track. The car ahead has the advantage of seeing where he was going. Anyone behind him was breathing in dirts, including the spectators on the East side. They run for 10 laps or so. It was quite a fun, risky event. Two jeeps flipped in the ditch but people rushed to pushed them up and they are back in the race, not even bother to check for any kind of injury. We just took showered. After the race, we were in dirts again. It seems hygiene is out of reach!