Katya Cengel's Blogs

  • Staying Fit in Ulaanbaatar

    I have this weird thing about needing to move, especially after being trapped in planes, cars and buses for long periods of time. As soon as I am on the ground, my legs are literally itching for activity. Because I tend to stay in budget accommodations (a polite way of saying hostels), gyms aren’t really an option. Luckily, running is free. It is also a great way to get your bearings in a new location – or to get hopelessly lost. I have done both, many times. I have a different running story for almost every country I have been in. In rural Rwanda, I was a bit frightened when a man with a machete started running toward me. This is before I realized practically everyone in the countryside walks around with a machete. The man was heading to work and simply wanted...

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