Interstellar Overdrive

"today's music technology, whether it's analog or digital are half science and half black magic...But it’s the black magic that counts!”
Trans Mongolian Train. Part of Trans Siberian train from moscow to Beijing. We rode this train from #ulaanbaatar #mongolia to #beijing #mongoliachinatravel #travel #ig_china #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #indonesia #iphonesia  (at Beijing Railway Station)

Trans Mongolian Train. Part of Trans Siberian train from moscow to Beijing. We rode this train from #ulaanbaatar #mongolia to #beijing #mongoliachinatravel #travel #ig_china #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #indonesia #iphonesia (at Beijing Railway Station)

Hello #china πŸ˜ƒ #beijing #mongoliachinatravel #travel #ig_china #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Beijing Railway Station)

Hello #china πŸ˜ƒ #beijing #mongoliachinatravel #travel #ig_china #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Beijing Railway Station)

Zamin-uud, a small town in the border with China. This is where they stamped our passport to checked out from #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly

Zamin-uud, a small town in the border with China. This is where they stamped our passport to checked out from #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly

Thought via Path

From the least densely populated country to the most densely populated country in the world. Nihao Beijing πŸ˜ƒ with Teraya at Saga International Youth Hostel Beijing – Read on Path.

One of the Deities of Tibetan Bhuddism in #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)

One of the Deities of Tibetan Bhuddism in #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)

#ulaanbaatar taken from Zaisan Hill. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Zaisan Hill)

#ulaanbaatar taken from Zaisan Hill. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Zaisan Hill)

Zaisan in the Southern part of #ulaanbaatar. The monument was built to commemorate the close ties between the Soviet Union and Mongolia during the second world war. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly #nofilter  (at Zaisan Hill)

Zaisan in the Southern part of #ulaanbaatar. The monument was built to commemorate the close ties between the Soviet Union and Mongolia during the second world war. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly #nofilter (at Zaisan Hill)

The monastery was constructed by order of the 5th Jebtsundampa in 1809. The first temple was the Gungaachoilin Datsan. Only one wooden pillar remains from this temple. In 1838, the Gandantegchenlin Temple was built along with the private residence of the Jebtsundamba. The 13th Dalai Lama stayed in the residence in 1904. In 1840, the Vajradhara Temple was built. In 1869, the Zuu Temple was built. In 1913, the tall Megjid Janraisig temple was built. In 1925, the temple for keeping the remains of the 8th Jebtsundamba was built. It is now the monastery library.
In the 1930s, the Communist government of Mongolia, under the leadership of Khorloogiin Choibalsan and under the influence of Joseph Stalin, destroyed all but a few monasteries and killed more than 15,000 lamas.
Gandantegchinlen Khiid monastery, having escaped this mass destruction, was closed in 1938, but then reopened in 1944 and was allowed to continue as the only functioning Buddhist monastery, under a skeleton staff, as a token homage to traditional Mongolian culture and religion. With the end of Marxism in Mongolia in 1990, restrictions on worship were lifted. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery)

The monastery was constructed by order of the 5th Jebtsundampa in 1809. The first temple was the Gungaachoilin Datsan. Only one wooden pillar remains from this temple. In 1838, the Gandantegchenlin Temple was built along with the private residence of the Jebtsundamba. The 13th Dalai Lama stayed in the residence in 1904. In 1840, the Vajradhara Temple was built. In 1869, the Zuu Temple was built. In 1913, the tall Megjid Janraisig temple was built. In 1925, the temple for keeping the remains of the 8th Jebtsundamba was built. It is now the monastery library.
In the 1930s, the Communist government of Mongolia, under the leadership of Khorloogiin Choibalsan and under the influence of Joseph Stalin, destroyed all but a few monasteries and killed more than 15,000 lamas.
Gandantegchinlen Khiid monastery, having escaped this mass destruction, was closed in 1938, but then reopened in 1944 and was allowed to continue as the only functioning Buddhist monastery, under a skeleton staff, as a token homage to traditional Mongolian culture and religion. With the end of Marxism in Mongolia in 1990, restrictions on worship were lifted. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery)

Ger on sunrise #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Gobi desert, Mongolia)

Ger on sunrise #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Gobi desert, Mongolia)

Mongolian family in front of their Ger #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #bw #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park)

Mongolian family in front of their Ger #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #bw #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park)

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." ~Buddha. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." ~Buddha. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)

Our Ger in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park where we stay for a night. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park)

Our Ger in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park where we stay for a night. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park)

Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped the destruction during the Stalinist purges of 1937, after which only the buildings of the central section remained. Many of the monks were executed by the country’s communist regime and the monastery’s artifacts, including thangkas, statues, and manuscripts were luted or hidden until more fortunate times.
Today, only 28 temples remain. Restoration work began in 1988 with funds provided by UNESCO and some of the new artifacts were commissioned in New Delhi, India. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)

Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped the destruction during the Stalinist purges of 1937, after which only the buildings of the central section remained. Many of the monks were executed by the country’s communist regime and the monastery’s artifacts, including thangkas, statues, and manuscripts were luted or hidden until more fortunate times.
Today, only 28 temples remain. Restoration work began in 1988 with funds provided by UNESCO and some of the new artifacts were commissioned in New Delhi, India. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)

"Before enlightenment — chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment — chop wood, carry water." ~Zen Buddhist Proverb. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)

"Before enlightenment β€” chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment β€” chop wood, carry water." ~Zen Buddhist Proverb. #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)

Buddha statue on top of the hill near Amarbayasgalant Monastery #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly  (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)

Buddha statue on top of the hill near Amarbayasgalant Monastery #mongolia #mongoliantravel #mongoliachinatravel #travel #nofilter #ig_mongolia #iphone5 #iphonesia #iphoneonly (at Amarbayasgalant Monastery)