Spring arriving in Mongolia
Thank you to Claire Yates for sharing these photos of a journey that we designed through Mongolia's heartland during mid April.
Heading West of Ulaanbaatar to see the Takhi Horses at Khustai Nuruu National Park
Exploring the ruined monastery within the Khogno Khaan Mountain Range
Claire's hosts beside Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes are one of Mongolia's happiest couples. They are child hood sweet hearts...
Claire and Alexandra explored the most Northern reaches of the Gobi desert on camel back.
Time to dismount after a long ride across open steppe land
Spring was certainly in the air at the homestay where it was time to help with lambing.
Claire sneaks a cuddle..
Alexandra having a lesson in combing goats for cashmere
A country with more horses than people, beautiful foals were a daily treat
The weather changed dramatically overnight, but Claire was snug in this ger
Travelling out of season means that popular sites such as Erdene Zuu Monastery are magically quiet with very few visitors.
IN THE ARTICLE CLAIRE WROTE AFTER HER JOURNEY....
"Luxury wasn’t having a radiator in our room, it was having the kindest, most hospitable hosts who would come into our ger at midnight and 5.30am to add extra fuel to our stove so we wouldn’t be cold under our sleeping bags. Luxury wasn’t having constant wifi access, it was having a week of being tech-less where our minds weren’t cluttered by mindless celebrity drivel and the constant Whatsapp chatter relentlessly vibrating in our pocket, no work emails to stress us out and time to be completely present.
Luxury wasn’t having a private performance, and VIP treatment (making us feel entitled, foreign and awkward), it was being welcomed into a family, having the privilege of working alongside them, and learning about their lives. Luxury wasn’t the toilet seat we’d been dreaming of, it was walking out at dusk to “answer the call of nature” in the vastness of the Mongolian heartland whilst gazing up at the stars we so seldom see in Hong Kong."
Claire Yates Article - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
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