Just some random ramblings about my trip to Mongolia. More later.
of Gers (Yurts) can be seen at the base of the hills.
mongolians return to a nomadic lifestyle as it has become difficult to
find other work.
which was always cooking in a big kettle in the center. Mongolians will
never refuse food and shelter to any traveller out on the steppe.
When we were there, Mongolia was still making the transition from communism to capitalism. Land was being privatized and mongolians were starting to build houses out on the steppe for the first time. They believed that a permanent structure would give them a more solid claim to land than their traditional tents.
is being butchered for dinner.
We became friends with this man who travelled with us for much of our trip. He was trying to learn english from an old soviet book of english lessons. His pronunciation, however, was so bad that it was nearly impossible to understand anything that he said.