Category Archives: Tourism

What to Call a Trump-Kim Summit?

By Julian Dierkes Yes, an actual meeting between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump still seems somewhat unlikely, and the chance that it would happen in Ulaanbaatar is even smaller. But if it did happen … there are some plans to … Continue reading

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Sounds of a Ger

By Julian Dierkes For any visitor to Mongolia who has the chance to sleep in a ger, that is probably a highlight. I enjoy it every time I have a chance. One of the aspects that often makes it a … Continue reading

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Trust in Mongolian Youth

By Julian Dierkes I went to Arkhangai with my mother to show her a bit of the Mongolian countryside (and also give me a chance to learn more about the election campaign). We had a wonderful time. On our way … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Comments on Organic Mongolia

By Julian Dierkes Early in December a bit of inspiration struck after I had read an ADB blog post and received a lot of responses to a tweet about that post. I wondered aloud whether it would be possible for … Continue reading

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What if Mongolia Went All-Organic?

By Julian Dierkes I recently re-tweeted an ADB tweet about one of their blog posts, “The Foreseeable Future of Mongolia’s Agriculture” So important to note that “#Mongolia’s agriculture […] is organic, less polluted” thus huge, high-value potential in East Asia.#yummy … Continue reading

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Navigating by Fibreoptic Cable

[Somehow this post got stuck in the drafts folder on the blog dashboard in July 2013 and lingered there for quite some time until I found it again in summer 2016.] Pardon the very general and somewhat cranky, er, excursion here… … Continue reading

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Back in Ulaanbaatar Town

Für Mongolei Nostalgiker… 懐かしいねえ After too long an absence, I’m back in Ulaanbaatar. Returning 1-3 times per year over the last eight years has given me time lapse glimpses of rapid developments in Ulaanbaatar. At ULN, I was delighted to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mongolian Medical Tourism Industry on the Rise

More and more people are traveling to receive medical care abroad. This is true of Mongolians as well and researchers from SFU are exploring the impact of this medical tourism on local health care systems. Continue reading

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The Effect of Mongolia’s Mining Boom on the Tourism Industry

How mining poses a challenge to the budding Mongolian tourism industry and what to do about this challenge. Continue reading

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The Mongolian Tourism Industry and Obstacles to Maximizing Its Potential

Lack of co-ordination among players keeps Mongolian tourism industry from realizing its potential. Continue reading

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Tono Contemporary Dance

Performance of “Tono” by Red Sky coming to Ulaanbaatar. Continue reading

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Arriving in Ulaanbaatar (Again)

August arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Continue reading

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