I‘m in the very same town – Hottot in Chinese Inner Mongolia – waiting to get the very same train – train 4652 – to the very same location – Ulan Bator in Mongolia – as in February of 2006. Back then it was a fleeting visit to Mongolia, the landlocked socialist republic famous for its vast grassland steppes and nomadic lifestyle. It was so cold back then in Ulan Bator, the coldest capital city on the planet, that a visit to the aforementioned steppes wasn’t on the cards (not much was, save from almost freezing to death). I’m hoping this time to do, & thus photograph a bit more. In preparation for my return, here’s a look at the images I capture on my first visit to the country, all taken with my trusty Canon A520 point-and-shoot at a time when point-and-shoots were all I knew.