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    Now this is a long shot I admit but does anyone have info on paddling in the land of blue sky?

    I have found these

    Nomads 14 day trip

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    Happy camel trips

    theres also the waaaaaay to expensive

    black feather trip

    my bow paddler and I are getting married next may and we hope to do some touring in mongolia for our honeymoon - with some time in a canoe a real bonus if we can manage it. we decided on leaving the yukon or NWT for another year if we ever save up enough....so anyone any info and/or experience to share....? :hopefulbutnotexpectingmuchsmiley:

    we'd be going first 2-3 weeks in June '07

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    Depending on what you do for a living there are some good immigration incentives to live in Alberta and the North right now.
    I am afraid if I went to Mongolia I would run away on horseback with the nomads and never be seen again.
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    Black Feather were the company that organised the mountain river trip that Steve McDonald gave the talk on at the Symposium. Like you say expensive.

    They all look like interesting options, good luck organising something and tell us all about it if you do.

    Years ago a VSO organiser asked me if I liked the sound of spending 6 months living in a Yurt in outer Mongolia. Apparently I was the first person he'd met that thought it sounded like a great idea. Never got around to it though .
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    I know I'm being lazy, but can you point me at info on emigrating to Canada?

    The Norfolk Broads are great, but real wilderness is something else... our home town is Melbourne and the wilderness is only two hours away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdew99 View Post
    Whyayeman
    I know I'm being lazy, but can you point me at info on emigrating to Canada?

    The Norfolk Broads are great, but real wilderness is something else... our home town is Melbourne and the wilderness is only two hours away...

    Doug
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    Yah, I've wondered about that too. Retirement is coming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre girard View Post
    Yah, I've wondered about that too. Retirement is coming up.

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    They are recruiting like mad, I may end up out there myself. You spend a few years with them and retire where you want with dual citizenship.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdew99 View Post
    Whyayeman
    I know I'm being lazy, but can you point me at info on emigrating to Canada?

    The Norfolk Broads are great, but real wilderness is something else... our home town is Melbourne and the wilderness is only two hours away...

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    That is the place; of course it is a bit easier for commonwealth citizens too and if you are a skilled worker that opens a lot of doors. The main thing is that you prove you are going to stay clear of the welfare system. Depending on what you do for a living some companies will actually help you with your immigration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyAyeMan View Post
    Depending on what you do for a living there are some good immigration incentives to live in Alberta and the North right now.
    I am afraid if I went to Mongolia I would run away on horseback with the nomads and never be seen again.
    I never ever thought I'd consider emergrating, but Canada, or NZ are becoming more attractive as time goes on as space is becoming hard to find these days.

    I think were I to go to Mongolia, I'd be joining you mate, one of the girls doing some temporary work for us has spent some fair time riding with the horse andcattle herders in the Argentinan side of Patagonia, and cannot wait to return - ok, I know it's the opposite side of the earth, but the principles are the same ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquanaut View Post
    so anyone any info and/or experience to share....? :hopefulbutnotexpectingmuchsmiley:
    Never been there myself, but a friend of mine is just back in the UK having spent the past 3 years in Mongolia (living in a Yurt too, as it happens!).

    If you think he'd be able to help, PM me and I'll give you his details.

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    I had a reply from my friend, and thought it worth copying here in case it is of use to anybody else:

    I don't know much about canoeing in Mongolia. The best time to go would be June to August. May can be very windy and it starts getting colder in September. Bellow is a few websites I've found. I've seen Trekkingmongolia advertised while in Mongolia, I think that it is run by a Frenchman / European. Juulchin is one of the biggest tour companies but I don't know if they do canoeing.


    http://www.trekkingmongolia.com/pages/canoeing.htmhttp://www.trekkingmongolia.com/tours/CA-09-CM.htm

    http://www.juulchin.com/

    http://www.nomads.mn/programs/canoeing.html

    http://www.blackfeather.com/canoe/ca...uluutriver.htm

    http://www.embassyofmongolia.co.uk/


    The main way to get to Mongolia from here is either 1, with Aeroflot via Moscow 2, flying to Russia and taking the train 3, Flying to Beijing and then to Ulaanbaatar.

    Visa's are avaible from the Mongolian embassy in London.

    If you are booking through a company make sure that they arrange a bed in Ulaanbaatar as in summer time they can be hard to come by, expessaly around the 11 of July as that is the National holiday and all hotels are fully booked.

    Cheers,

    Blutack.
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    Default Beware of one Mongolian flatmate...

    When I was at uni I ended up having a Mongolian flatmate...

    Wow what an experience that was! He lived on fried potato and onions (with the odd tin thrown in) and when he could afford it, he along with his pals would go to a butcher and buy a whole sheep then ask the butcher to boil it up. They would then wrap it in newspaper and eat it in the "Southsider" pub!

    He was called Ghenges pronounced Chingis aka Khan fame and he always opened cans up with an old AK47 bayonet. He hated westerners calling them "lazy, fat, spoilt". He would walk about outside in the frost barefooted cursing the world in Mongolian when he was drunk. When he refused to pay his share of the rent I kicked him out and he told me that if I ever went to Ullanbattar the staff at the airport would tell him and he would kill me !

    I am absolutley sure this guy was just homesick and just drunk a lot of the time, but please if you really do go to Mongolia don't say that you me!
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