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Old 05-20-2021, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, MX
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My spouse and I stayed in a yurt in far western Xinjiang province, on Kala Kule Lake, near the border with Tajikistan. The yurt was spacious and sturdy. It had a coal-fired stove in the middle for heat. You can't light coal with a match, so we had to use dried camel dung as a starter to get the coal to burn.

The area was very pretty. The food provided by our host was very good. The high altitude made beer extra fizzy and potent.

I wouldn't call our yurt comfortable. It was a bit of a hike to the latrine. I doubt your AirBnB yurt will be similar.

Overall, non-nomadic yurts are just another style of fabric-walled cabin. I don't think they're significantly more or less functional than a square-cornered one.
Great read, thanks!
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Old Today, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I stayed in a yurt (ger) in Mongolia. Once you adapt it feels more home-like than a hotel room. If the yurt is too modernly equipped, that defeats the whole purpose of your experience.
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