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Talk:Ulaanbaatar

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The statement "When under communist control, the city was forbidden to waste funds on beautification projects, and this policy is no doubt partly responsible for the city's present drab and uninteresting architecture" needs a source or should be removed. - jstampfl 23:09, 15 April 2009 (EDT)

We don't do sources here, but if you know for a fact - or can verify - this is wrong, feel free to remove it, otherwise let it stay - UB is indeed one of the most drab looking cities on the face of the planet, a travesty really, considering it's the capital of one the most beautiful and hospitable countries on earth. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 23:16, 15 April 2009 (EDT)
I can't find any older Mongolians who agree with the statement about the forbiddeness. There are many old, pre-democratic, remnants of beautification projects if you look around the city, so I am going to change to just a statement about the drabness.jstampfl 04:49, 5 May 2009 (EDT)
It appears that this site "http://iguide.travel/Ulaanbaatar/Eating/Mid-range" is copying restaurant information from wikitravel.jstampfl 04:49, 5 May 2009 (EDT)
Ah, but they (unlike most) are actually doing that legally. Our license stipulates that anyone can reuse our content for any purpose, provided they attribute the authors and keep it licensed under CC Share-Alike. If you check the bottom of that article, you'll see that they do this. --Peter Talk 05:15, 5 May 2009 (EDT)
iGuide are mirroring the entire contents wikitravel and plastering with ads - tasteless - but entirely legal. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 05:59, 5 May 2009 (EDT)

Mastercard ATMs[edit]

"the machines in the central Post Office and main street will not accept foreign MasterCards although they bear the logo"

When I was there in July 2009 ATM:s at the Post Office, train station and at other places in the city accepted my Swedish MasterCard. The rate was also very good since my Swedish card doesn't add a currency conversion fee.

When I was there in spring 2008, the various bank's atm's rarely accepted both Visa and Mastercard, but usually accepted one of them. Don't know about the postoffice, but it's definitely something worth noting. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 07:28, 23 August 2009 (EDT)
Yes, just write it up a bit more neutral to warm travelers for this. Globe-trotter 13:02, 24 August 2009 (EDT)

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