The Whirling Dervish
He tilts his head, raises his hands, palms in opposite direction, then starts whirling. He does this for several minutes that I wonder how come he doesn’t throw himself off balance by now. The Whirling Dervish or Mevlevi of Turkey is a good dancer.
Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall
Beijing, The Great Wall. Walk up to the highest point tower 23 for a nice view. She tells us this as we drive on a sunny Friday morning to the Mutianyu section of the wall. What we didn’t know was that from tower 14 it was going to be a test of strength to tower 23. It took us around two hours back and forth I think. Difficult but doable.
Transsiberian: Ulaanbaatar to Moscow
Week 3 Ulaanbaatar to Moscow To tell you the truth I was terrified. I don’t know much about train travel, let alone a long one. What if I didn’t bring enough food? What if there’s no hot water? What if I didn’t like my cabin mates?…
Mongolia: Across Gobi Desert
Week 2 Gobi “So why Mongolia?” In reality I don’t really know much about Mongolia aside from a couple of things: (1) Mongolian barbecue, (2) horses, and (3) there was a 90’s game show that became popular in the Philippines. Of those three I…