To have a really great travel experience, I think you need 4 things:
1. Good travel companions
2. A good destination
3. Good timing and a little luck
4. Some adventure along the wayThis week is our fall break, and a couple of friends (Engrish and Five, to be exact) and I decided to go to Kharkhorin, Mongolia's capital in days of yore. We hired a friend's driver and his "Land Rover" (a Toyota Vista that I swear had a titanium undercarriage) to take us out there and back. He used to be a tour driver and he speaks English pretty well. So that's a great big check for number 1. I'll talk about numbers 2 and 3 in subsequent posts. That leaves us with number 4: some adventure along the way. Where do I begin? How about animal crossings? You've all seen deer crossing signs, right? I've even seen a camel crossing sign or two in my day. Here in Mongolia, we don't have the signs, but we've got crossings aplenty:
Cattle crossing, of course.
And horse crossing.
Goat and sheep crossing.