Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia - 28 July and 10 August 2008
| We only had a day in Ulaan Baatar on the way out and because of the travelling we didn't get going on our explorations till nearly lunchtime but we weren't too worried because we should have had a day and a half on the way back. Unfortunately our return (internal) flight was delayed by a day so we only had the afternoon on the way back too. So our wanderings were more limited than we had hoped. Nonetheless, we managed to visit a couple of monasteries, walked several miles around the city centre, managed souvenir shopping, took in the local pop music scene, admired many fine buildings and watched a happy couple get their wedding snaps in the vast Sükhbaatar Square in the centre of the city.