can somebody please tell me why i'm starving?

Mongolian men have no qualms about asking for directions when they're not sure of the way,1 which is lucky because I could count on one hand the number of road signs I spotted — and the road signs follow the same rules as maps in Mongolia.

Namely, they're just supposed to be, you know, vaguely approximate.

or, wait, is that downright confusing you meant?

Even leaving aside the whole left/right dilemma,2 I'd swear to you that monastery was far more than 35km beyond the sign.

  1. The trick is actually finding someone nearby to ask… []
  2. Left, OBviously… []