We left Sukhbaataar in the morning, cycling through the constantly changing landscapes of northern Mongolia.
There are horses everywhere you look:
Signs in the middle of nowhere:
Doing some stretches:
Impressions from the road:
Bhuddist shrine on one of the hills:
In the afternoon, a strong wind was coming up. Luckily it was going mostly in our direction. It was really hard to not fall over sideways with the bicycles here:
Passing a dried salt lake. This looked really strange from far away. Afterwards we had to cycle through the salt storm.
Into the void:
Some sandstorms for a change:
Arriving at the city limits of Darkhan. Darkhan is the second biggest city in Mongolia, with 180000 inhabitants. Remember: Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world, and half of the population lives in the capital, Ulaanbaatar.
Darkhan is a small city, and there is not so much to see, but we stayed there for a few days, because we had to go to the hospital because of severe back pain.
We knew it was good to take a few walks to help the healing, so we walked around in the city a bit:
We found this nice park with lots of funny animal sculptures:
Interesting sculpture in front of the theatre:
Darkhan in the evening: