The UB Post - - SPORTS & CULTURE -

N.Baigal­maa started a 12,000 km camel trip to Lon­don from Ulaan­baatar on De­cem­ber 29, 2017. She started her trip from Sukhbaatar Square, Ulaan­baatar with the plan to travel 30 km a day. It is es­ti­mated that it will take her around three years to ar­rive in Lon­don. Dur­ing the trip she will pass 12 coun­tries, in­clud­ing Kaza­khstan, Uzbek­istan, Turk­menistan, Iran, and Turkey. Through the trip, the ad­ven­turer seeks to pro­mote Mon­go­lia and Mon­go­lian camels to the world along the Silk Road, an an­cient net­work of trade routes that were for cen­turies cen­tral to cul­tural in­ter­ac­tion orig­i­nally through re­gions of Eura­sia con­nect­ing the East and West.

Some six trav­el­ers from five coun­tries, in­clud­ing Brazil, Mon­go­lia and the USA, joined the trip in the be­gin­ning. But all of them have left after few days since the trip started. Karl Bushby, a Bri­tish ex-para­trooper, walk­ing ad­ven­turer and au­thor who is cur­rently at­tempt­ing to be the first per­son to com­pletely walk an un­bro­ken path around the world was the last trav­eler to leave N.Baigal­maa, shortly after ar­riv­ing in Bayankhon­gor Province.

N.Baigal­maa has been work­ing in the Mon­go­lian tourism field for around 10 years. She said she was in­spired to start the voy­age by one of her friends who trav­eled to Hun­gary from Mon­go­lia by horse seven years ago.

Even though there were some prob­lems dur­ing the trip, she is car­ry­ing on her jour­ney to Lon­don on her own with the help of kind lo­cals and lo­cal po­lice­men.


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