SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2006. GORKHI-TERELJI NATIONAL PARK, MONGOLIA. About 55 kilometers northeast of UB is Gorkhi-Terelji National Park (Terelji). I arranged an overnight trip to the park through UB Guesthouse ($25 accommodation, transport, meals, and horseback riding). There were four in our group: Kim from Seoul, Korea; Justus and Verimay from Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and me. It's only an hour drive from UB on a sealed road, making this a very easy and pleasant destination. Our ger camp was at the base of a huge rock formation, with a commanding view of the valley below. I took a hike into the mountains above our camp for some great vistas in all directions. In the afternoon, our group took a horseback ride into the valley and around a small golf course. These horses were just as obedient and responsive as the one I rode in Khovshol Lake. It was Kim's first time on a horse. For a 55-year old Korean man, he did a great job of riding for the first time. We ended the day with an early dinner after which Kim supplied a bottle of Chinggis Khan vodka and I supplied the orange juice for an evening of screwdrivers and travellers' tales.