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    ^ Oddly enough I just have been reading about Bhutan's only "international" school of sorts, run by some grumpy expat lass who has been there since forever. Sounds like the country has quite a wealth divide

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    Off to Khovosgol lake on 1st March for the ice festival- gonna be a wild ride but can't wait

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    That looks really cool.


    You gonna try that boiling water trick?

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    Boiling! Off to the lakes tomorrow for some colder weather and an ice festival

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    Back from the lakes- a long and grueling drive on some of the worst roads I have come across- they made travel in Myanmar seem great! However, this is one of the most beautiful places I have been lucky enough to visit and it was well worth the 15 hours of misery!

    Accommodation for the night and some much-needed foot warming




    It was busy- which shows how thick the ice is to support all that weight plus a carpark!


    Teepee's (or Urts, in Mongolian) are the home of reindeer herders.
    But there were more horses than Reindeer


    I guess the boats are frozen in until the thaw





    They have to knock down ice targets of a wall, hence the non-pointy arrows - given the fact they were letting children have a go at it I am pretty glad they went for the spike-free option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post

    Accommodation for the night and some much-needed foot warming

    Subtle touch to be inside AND still have the ice/snow still frozen on your boots.

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    ...where does the smoke go? Or is CO poisoning part of the experience?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...where does the smoke go?
    Up and out the chimney silly...




    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Teepee's (or Urts, in Mongolian) are the home of reindeer herders.
    But there were more horses than Reindeer
    Wonder if some of the NW Native American tribes have roots there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    They have to knock down ice targets of a wall
    Thanks for your photos and comments. How far away were the targets?

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    I would say around 50-70 meters- I guess the caps weigh the arrows down and that needs to be taken into account?

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    Were they standard "Bulls Eyes" or something more Asian?

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    ^ Small blocks of ice that needed to be knocked down from a large ice wall.

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    Ice blocks, on an ice wall, with an icy blue sky as a backdrop? Somebody's rigging the competition.

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    It was 11 degrees yesterday so perfect weather for a stroll in the depressing park. Made it out to some Winter Olympics monument



    and a relatively smog-free sunset

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