Which City Am I In Again?

The back end of an Ulaanbaatar bus

I was travelling into the Business District of Ulaanbaatar in an unofficial taxi the other day when we pulled up behind a bus. As you can see in the picture attached to this, my immediate thought was “where the heck am I?”

There are a great number of second hand buses purchased from Korea and shipped to Mongolia for use in Ulaanbaatar. This is one of them. Many of the buses bear their original liveries as well as their original signage. In this case I am following a Seoul bus, route 211, stopping Sinwol 7-dong, Yeongdeunpo Market, Hannam-dong and finally Sangwangsimni (basically from one side of Seoul and the Han River to the other.

And lest you think that is is a photo taken in Seoul, the billboard to the right of the bus is definitely in Mongolian. 🙂

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