Thursday, October 6, 2011
Riding the Steppes of Mongolia
Mongolia is a stunningly beautiful country and we have been very fortunate to have lived here for the past two and a half years and the joy of being able to ride across the Steppes and enjoy the Mongolian country side and people is very special.
The photos are a selection of photos taken in the past two months when we have been enjoying going out every week to ride across the Steppes with a group of like minded souls. Leaving UB behind we drive for just over an hour to a wonderful ger camp where our friends Julie (who writes the blog www.myinternationaldepartures ) and Chelvan have set up their very own ger beside Sarah and Baggi's gers own ger, a very special privilege.
Ruan was also hitched to the cart to move some meat and did a great job but I think may have been easier to stop than the bullock.
Sometimes it is just a quite walk to the river.
Even the loo has a view..... just so the Mongolians can keep an eye on their horses.
Mongolia is an extraordinary country with such beautiful scenery that it is hard to do it justice in photos and as I said at the beginning it is a rare priveldge for me to have lived here for over two years and hoping to be here for another two as there is just so much to see and do.