Time always compresses when trying to leave on holiday; this week got super busy despite typically being slow in August. Packing, work, and eventually finding the elusive passport are all precursors to my airport drop off. I'm excited. Someone sent me this, this guy looks badass cool. I'll keep an eye out for him if I get off course!
I don't think I'll see too many people. It's about 3x the size of Alberta with a roughly equal amount of people to us. Half of those are in Ulan Bator. That's pretty sparse... in fact its the most sparsely populated country in the world. I guess that qualifies as "getting away from it all".