This post is all about the photos. No real stories, just wanted to look back and remember our time in Mongolia with some of our favorite shots. They are in no particular order and they may or may not have been in a previous post. They are just our favorites.
Ohhh, the views! Don’t forget to click on the panoramas to see them more closely.
The Khazak Games were a recreation put on for us by our hosts. Real Khazak Games are held when an entire community comes out to demonstrate their unbelievable horsehandling skills, eagle hunting, and style of wrestling. We had a blast the afternoon our staff put on some mini-games for us. It was also fun that locals came by to watch and just spontaneously decided to take part! Seriously, they saw it going on and came over uninvited. Love that inclusive spirit!
These were impressive demonstrations, but don’t take our word for it, check out this quick video.
And finally, if you want to see juuust a little bit more, here’s one last Mongolia slide show and video combo. Sorry for the cheesy music, that was an accident. Just mute it and pretend you’re listening to Amangul play her dobro under an endless Mongolian sky.
Zavkhan Trekking led us on this amazing journey – It was something else! Good and bad, it was one heck of an experience and one that I would totally do again.
Ok I have to say something. These are great photos and video but………where is Genghis!?!?
Umm, err, well, we DO have a photo of a Genghis statue, but it’s not the Genghis you’re looking for! It was in Ulanbaatar rather than an hour out in the middle of nowhere with literally nothing else to do around it. That was, sadly, just too far to go to see one statue. Maybe NEXT visit to Mongolia…
Great, surely memorable photos. And you lived through it! Thanks both for the photos and for living through it.
Always glad to live through things!
Wow. Amazing photos. Amazing experiences. Seattle will seem pretty dull in comparison!
Dull or not, here we come! Watch for news soon.
Love the pictures! Hope I can have the chance to take this trip someday!
Do it, Suzanne, DO IT! Farm exports will wait. 🙂