Getting There: Take bus #6006 which is Gate 5 at the airport. Get off at Prima Hotel Stop. It will cost you 10,000 won and take about an hour to reach.
The best part of Ulaanbaatar is leaving Ulaanbaatar. Despite early positivity that I had made the right choice to move to Mongolia, things were unraveling quickly. Risking over staying my welcome, this American in Mongolia had to make a quick dash for the Korean border to keep his visa intact.
As luck would have it, my favorite hotel in Bangkok, the Aloft had recently opened in the posh neighborhood of Gangnam in Seoul. The hotel is affordable at $100 a night and a ripoff at 7000 SPG points. The same Aloft tranquility of a great bed and shower await making this two-day getaway a great break from the frost of my place of residence.