Mongolia

Mongolia is a country you don’t hear much about. Located between Russia and China, we make a stop here in the capital Ulaanbaatar. From here we visit a national park where we spend the night in an official ger/yurt.

Before you go

Visitors to Mongolia must obtain a visa from one of the Mongolian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries. Check which one applies to you here

Money

In Mongolia, you have the Tögrög or Tugrik. The central bank is the Bank of Mongolia and accepts most international cards.

The coins in Mongolia are 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 50 möngö, and 1 tögrög. The banknotes are 1, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 tögrög.

Food in Mongolia

Mongolian food is rich in… fat. Not the bad kind, but more for strengthening the people that work in the cold outdoors. The temperature can change from -10 to +20 degrees Celcius, and back to -10 in one day. Especially in the mountains, the climate is cold. The food is based on this.

Ulaanbataar is rich in other foods like a combination of Western and Asian. Subway, Mcdonald’s, and KFC  can be found here too. Small bakeries are on every corner.
If you go more inland, the Western food disappears and goatmeat soups, eggsalad, lamb stew, and more goatmeat appear on the table.
Other than that, you can find rice dishes too. Something we haven’t seen a lot is fish on the menu.