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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 17th October

I have passed through Russia and Mongolia in a state of constant hunger. I have passed through Russia with little help from locals, little food on the plate and difficulty in finding decent fresh fruit on the shelves. Mongolia was surprisingly easier, but monotonous. So I wondered if those 2 months of stomach unrest would have helped me get to my fighting fit weight.

I was wondering about all of this when I walked by this guy, what an entrepreneur this guy is don’t you think?


What a great idea. He had a set of digital scales for public use, and all for the princely sum of 100 Mongolian Tugriks (that’s 5 pence). For that price I might even come back tomorrow. Maybe I’ll get myself on Dragons Den with this idea, ask Duncan what he thinks. “Nevermind Duncan for now I thought”, I stood on the scales.


82.4Kgs, and that’s assuming the accuracy of those scales. Having lost nearly 3 kilos I was ready for a feast, but then remembering I was in Mongolia, I'm really going to have to save the feast for later, much later, I don’t think China will help much…….

are you tempted by the sheep intestines
boiling stomach of sheep,perhaps?
Live Scorpion???
Sheep Penis?
Testicles anybody?
Mind you, I tried the Fried Silk worm….. and that’s all I wish to say about that.

Article By David Beattie of Rounton Coffee

Posted by beatski 18:14 Archived in Mongolia Tagged food sheep penis scorpion hunger intestines

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