Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Taken Pho Granted: A Terrible Bowl in Ulaanbaatar

The Pho Sho: Top Ten Pho Worldwide list is not dead, it just moved to Mongolia and has not had the opportunity to press forward. An unexpected surprise when I came to Ulaanbaatar, the capital...

Speeding @1km/hour

Ask anyone in Los Angeles where they are and the automatic answer will be, "in traffic." Go to Bangkok and try and take a tuk tuk anywhere and you'll hear the same joke, "Day no...

The Flag of the Times

President Xi JinPing visited Mongolia yesterday, the first visit by a Chinese President since 2003. Although the two countries share a common border, their relationship has been anything but communal. The tumultuous history between...

In-N-Out Burger UB Style

Animal style? Protein Style? Not quite, but I did have a mouth watering double cheeseburger on the way home after a couple more Chinggis Darks. The price was right, the toppings a little quirky,...

Pho Sho, Fu Uh Sho: The Top Ten Places to Get Pho!

Phở or pho (pronounced variously as /fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/ so please stop messaging me that it's not pronounced pho! I get it, we all get it but choose to remain ignorant for the...

No Soup For You! The Soup Nazi in Mongolia?

No soup for you! Like a rerun of the Soup Nazi episode, my pho life has been on hold since moving to Ulaanbaatar. Two things are not in dispute: I am the Pho King. The pho in...

The Press in Ulaanbaatar

The press in Ulaanbaatar is depressing. Once a mighty empire, the land of Genghis Khaan has become a wasteland in all senses of the word. The country is literally standing on a gold mine but...

Air China Business Class: My Moses from Mongolia

This is part of the Trip Report So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December-January 2015) which covers: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Bangkok, Thailand Chiang Rai, Thailand Yangon, Myanmar Ngwe Saung, Myanmar Mandalay, Myanmar Bagan, Myanmar Hong Kong Orlando, Florida Catch up by reading the preview, The Banana Pancake Trail to...

Smells Like Teen Spirit

The sound of kids playing in the summer: Growing up, that was the sound of basketball. Pick up games in the neighbor's driveway, behind Mikey's house, and in the park were played till we couldn't...

What’s Coooler than Bein’ Cool? Mongolia!

What's cooler than bein' cool? The answer for our old joke used to be 'Canada'. Today, that answer has changed to Mongolia. While the frigid winter is still a couple of months away, it's official...
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