I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


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TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

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Monday, 24 August 2015

AUG 24, 15 .. MONGOLIA'S SAIHNII HUTUL NATIONAL PARK ..

India and Mongolia share one unusual thing in common. In both countries the same city or geographic location or even inanimate object can .. and often does .. have several different spellings.

The most common spelling of Mongolia's capital is Ulaanbaatar. That being said it is also spelled as two words .. Ulaan Baatar. Further it is also spelled as Ulan Bator. You get the point.

So it is with the name of this National Park .. Below are a few of the spellings I have run across ..

Saihnii Hutul - This is the spelling I am going to use .
Saihanii Hutul
Saikhnii Hutul
Saikhnii Khutul
Saikhanii Hutul

Personal friends in Ulaanbaatar and in Sukhbaatar and local people in Sukhbaatar .. as well as on the internet .. mostly (see the above blue word) agree on the second word .. Hutul.

Saihnii Hutul is located in Selenge Aimag a province or a state of Mongolia. It is Northwest of Sukhbaatar on the Russian border with Mongolia. 

I HAVE GOT TO GET ON WITH THIS POST. THERE IS SIMPLY TOO MUCH MIXED INFORMATION THAT I AM FINDING FOR ME TO DEAL-WITH.

The principal city in Selenge Aimag is Sukhbaatar an old friend to me at this point in my Mongolian adventure.



I have made two-round trips to Sukhbaatar. One by automobile and one by train.





I am so fortunate to have my friends Deegi and her husband Saina on-my-team. They drove me North to Sukhbaatar and they drove me to Saihnii Hutul. Without them I would not have even heard of this magnificent Mongolian National Park.


The drive from Sukhbaatar to Saihnii Hutul was fun as we saw some Mongolian range animals.  



We drove through some forest areas as well.




WE HAVE ARRIVED .. SAIHNII HUTUL .. 



Directly behind the tree and out-of-view is a Mongolian border station.



A better view of the border station.





Do all of you see 'a face' in the rock formation below?





Thank You so very much Deegi and Saina for this experience.



Below is Russian Siberia. Are all of you aware that Russian Siberia occupies 77% of the Russian land-mass?







How is this for one-of-many SUPER NIFTY places that there are for you to just sit down and enjoy a magnificent day!



 I ask you .. Isn't this nice?



We are not the only nation to have magnificent National Parks.



And to think .. Lou Gehrig thought that he was the luckiest man-in-the-world. Move over Lou My Man ..


Here we go loop-de-loop .. Here we go loop-de-li .. 

First we have the small bridge with a nice handrail. Past the first bridge in the backgound is a second bridge WITHOUT a handrail.



Up here you really NEED TO CONCENTRATE on where you are and the importance of NOT losing your balance!



Go ahead .. just focus .. one-careful-step-at-a-time. It is after all .. a-mile-wide isn't it! Go ahead .. step across right in the center .. watch what you are doing and NOT at Russian Siberia out in the distance.



Russian Siberia ..




Deegi says to all of us .. "Will all of you just-look-around at all of this beauty!" 




A Mongolian 'good-luck' monument.  I am not able to explain these monuments.



Mongolia in stone relief ..




Way down there in the distance is the border station. It was a bit-of-a-climb up to the upper reaches of the park.



 Wild horses ..



We are back at the beginning .. Thank You So Much Deegi and Saina ..




We may be back .. We are NOT finished ..

I have said ..and I have written .. that to really make-it in a foreign country you have to like .. REALLY LIKE .. the people.

Here we go loop-de-loop .. Here we go loop-de-li .. 



 Isn't this one-happy-soul ? See her in the back above also.








There is our happy lady again on the right below ..



Can anyone guess which ONE I wanted the most to visit with?

YOU are correct!




His party was from Western Mongolia.



I walked up to him and asked his age .. "70 years." he replied. With my fingers I made my age to be 78. We two locked-in on the spot .. this age-thing is enormous here in Asia!



Whew .. What more can I possibly add ..



 Is everyone here having a lot of fun?



I think so ..



The future of Mongolia ..



What a day this day was! .. I am so truly blessed to be here in Mongolia! ..

Smiles .. Kanbaatar ..


5 comments:

  1. Super trip into the National Park ... delightful pictures of Deegi and Saina as well as the other folks going up and down the trails. The man in the local costume is priceless. What a wonderful tribute this post is to the people! Love, Patti

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    1. So happy you liked the post .. The park is wonderful .. Loved the other visitors .. They made the visit for me .. Love .. Cap ..

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  2. Spectacular photos, Cap, As always, thank you for sharing your experiences.

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    1. Spectacular place Shaddy .. I just pointed the camera and squeezed the button .. Thank You .. Cap ..

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  3. Thanks Cap for the post. I too enjoy the Mongol countryside and the people most of all as I'm in my 6th trip to Mongolia. My Ganaa gf says we should visit this place and I agree. Thanks again for all the wonderful pics...
    Sincerely,
    Brady

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