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Crossing the Chinese/Mongolian Border by Land

What a fascinating trip. I just did this route -

Beijing -> Erlianhaote -> Zamyn Uud -> Ulan Bator

Why do I choose such circuitous, crazy routes? Well, lots of reasons.

I want to understand as much as I can about the world, and taking out of the way routes - especially through important border towns - teaches a lot.

Often, you can manage a route like this in a way that's much less expensive than direct flights. Yes, time is money, but money is also money.

I favour gun ownership

On Alan's Journey

That's a controversial heading, isn't it. Especially here in Australia, where gun ownership is essentially banned to everyone. So why would I say that I favour gun ownership?

The biggest debate about gun ownership centres on the US and their issues with gun control, and that's the context I'm talking about here. I favour gun ownership in the US.

But why? I don't even live there. And I don't have any plans to even visit there. Why would I favour gun ownership in a country that I have no interest in?

The best answer is that I love expressing an opinion. And this blog is certainly where I'm free to do that. This opinion won't result in a short post, I'm afraid.

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