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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.

Days Eight and Nine

So, the "no sleep" thing is not a recipe for success. Day Eight's target:

Day considered started: 9:50AM (no sleep)

Slept around 8:20PM. Didn't track.

The day wasn't an entire waste, I had a bunch of errands, phonecalls, things like that. But none of the really high level stuff.

Day 9:

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