I took the bus back to Ulan Bator today. It left at 8am. Fellow passengers included Belligerent Drunk Man and a cat. (Not travelling together). Belligerent Drunk Man was probably drunk when he got on the bus. He was definitely drunk and drinking vodka at 8.25am. He drank a whole bottle in significantly less than the length of the journey and annoyed the driver and his assistant so much that at one point I thought they were going to throw him off the bus. They didn’t. I didn’t see the cat but I heard it. It didn’t seem too impressed to be in a cardboard box!
There wasn’t much snow left in the city but the surrounding hills had a sprinkling giving a hint of what’s to come when winter properly sets in.