I hated the idea of going out of town to see just one thing. Mongolia has so many things to go see, but they are spaced so far across this gorgeous countryside. In three days I thought we'd make it all over both Ovorkhangai and Arkhangai provinces, taking in not only Kharkhorin but also the Orkhon Waterfall, Zanabazar's workshop at Tovkhon Khiid, the old, old capital ruins at Khar Balgas, and Ugii Lake on our way back to UB. Those of you who have lived in Mongolia longer than me are, no doubt, laughing your ass off. You could do those sorts of distances in the States, or in other countries I've lived in - Korea, the Emirates, etc. However, this isn't one of those countries. This is Mongolia.