Denver Sister Cities Plans 2011 Delegation to Mongolia
Space is still available for the annual Denver Sister Cities excursion to Mongolia, scheduled to leave Denver August 8, 2011.
This marks the tenth anniversary that Jim Wagenlander, honorary consul for Mongolia, has taken a delegation from Denver to Ulaanbaatar. The delegation will be divided into three groups after spending four days together in the Mongolian capital. Each will venture into the Mongolian countryside to experience the nation’s unique landscape, its nomadic herding lifestyle and the Gobi desert.
Highlighting the cultural exchange, Denver’s popular Flobots hip-hop/rock band will accompany the delegations and perform a special concert in Ulaanbaatar’s main square. Thousands of Mongolians are expected to attend the concert.
Applications are now being taken for those wishing to be delegates on the trip. Three tour packages will be offered, based on duration, cost and expedition format. Two of the tours are designed for the adventure traveler who can handle a fairly rugged style of travel and accommodations, while one of the tours is planned for those who want to experience the people and landscapes of Mongolia at a less rigorous pace.
The entire delegation will meet for two days of sightseeing and orientation in Beijing, China, before departing for Ulaanbaatar. There, they will spend four days touring the Mongolian capital and meeting with civic and business leaders. They will then travel to Choir where a second Flobots concert is planned in the ancient city of Choir. The Sister Cities group expects many Mongolian rock and folk musical groups to join the Flobots in both concerts.