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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.

So we're still swimming.

On Just Keep Swimming

Whats still working:

I'm still not able to ramp up to an hour of exercise every day. To toss a little more motivation into the mix i'm going to give Crossfit a try. I don't think this will be a substitute for the 60 minutes of activity, instead I'm hoping it will be an add-on to it. The Crossfit gym I've picked has a 5:30am class, and getting there will be a small hurdle. That said, it will be a way to start off my day, then leave me time for my social activites.

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