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Old June 14th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #61
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Not much. but i can see the future. 6/10
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Old June 14th, 2009, 10:14 PM   #62
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Old June 15th, 2009, 05:15 AM   #63
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5.5/10 for skyline, but a very interesting looking place.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:01 AM   #64
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quite soviet...

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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #65
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quite soviet...

3/10...

Up until 20 years ago, Mongolia was very isolated, like North Korea today.

But these pictures confirm how far Ulan Bator has come over the past couple of decades. No, the skyline isn't as tall & impressive as Pyongyang, with all of its showpiece, empty & or uncompleted skyscrapers.

But you can see there's a a lot more bustle & vitality on the streets of UB.

Ghengis would be proud!
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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:33 AM   #66
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Up until 20 years ago, Mongolia was very isolated, like North Korea today.

But these pictures confirm how far Ulan Bator has come over the past couple of decades. No, the skyline isn't as tall & impressive as Pyongyang, with all of its showpiece, empty & or uncompleted skyscrapers.

But you can see there's a a lot more bustle & vitality on the streets of UB.

Ghengis would be proud!
Sure... Actually, days ago, i read this article (hell, i dont remember where) describing how vibrant UB was, or should i say, is...

The magazine compared it, or better said, ranked along Reikjavik and few other cities, as innovative on the music field... It also mentioned UB has risen to a considerable but humble place on the fashion world, at least regional, i suppose...

Interesting...
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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #67
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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:54 AM   #68
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Old June 18th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #69
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Up until 20 years ago, Mongolia was very isolated, like North Korea today.

But these pictures confirm how far Ulan Bator has come over the past couple of decades. No, the skyline isn't as tall & impressive as Pyongyang, with all of its showpiece, empty & or uncompleted skyscrapers.

But you can see there's a a lot more bustle & vitality on the streets of UB.

Ghengis would be proud!
isolated in terms of geography...landlocekd between Soviet Union and China it was virtually closed to the outside world
it was not stalinist as North Korea was and still is. Mongolia was an independent country in theory but actually not much more than a sovjet republic as Tatarstan or Chechenja and much more tied to the Kreml than some Eastern European countries.
Mongolia transformed to a genuine democracy in 1990 peacefully and up to now, still is.

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Sure... Actually, days ago, i read this article (hell, i dont remember where) describing how vibrant UB was, or should i say, is...

The magazine compared it, or better said, ranked along Reikjavik and few other cities, as innovative on the music field... It also mentioned UB has risen to a considerable but humble place on the fashion world, at least regional, i suppose...

Interesting...
Ulaanbaatar is not a nice city but perhaps the most "European capital" in Asia, maybe also because of its Russian influence. A lot of people even speak German and the mentality of the people reminds you rather of being in a Eastern European city than in an Asian - with a slight "nomadist influence"...

It has a good nightlife indeed with a lot of pubs and bars, not as expensive, decadent and sophisticated as elsewhere and with a vibrant underground music scene featuring alternative, metal, hiphop and whatever bands.
The society seems to be more liberal than in neighbouring countries, maybe because nomads are flexible people who always have enough space to move around and don't mind others
I've been there for 2 month back in 1999 and for a short trip in 2005 when I learned the city had completely changed its outlook but never lost its soul. It's a crazy place...bittercold, windy, ugly but somehow charming, fascinating, interesting

the fashion you refer to is based on Mongolia's wealth on cashmere.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 08:37 AM   #70
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Old June 21st, 2009, 10:05 AM   #71
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^ very, very nice
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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #72
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Love there 8/10
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Old August 28th, 2009, 06:12 AM   #73
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Not bad. Quite colorful. a bit boxy though. 6.5/10
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Old August 28th, 2009, 06:20 AM   #74
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7/10

For a city that's the capital of the least-densely populated country in the world, it looks okay. It's not very tall, but it looks like it's making progress.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #75
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remember that, still now, the most common housing in that country it's the ger - 7 / 10
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Old August 29th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #76
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Old October 6th, 2009, 04:40 AM   #77
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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #78
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Old October 13th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #79
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7/10 someday, i will go to UB
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